Justification by Faith
Justification is the doctrine of being declared not guilty of our sins. It is a work of God alone; we do not help. In Romans 1:16–17 and 3:21–26, Paul makes it clear that this declaration of righteousness is based not on what we do (“works”) but on what we believe about Jesus (“faith”), that Jesus did on the cross for us what we could not do for ourselves.
II. Thesis 1:16-17
III. None is Righteous Apart from Christ (3:18-3:20)
IV. Heart of the Gospel (3:21-26)
D. Received by Faith