Two Ways to Live

Sermon Text: Genesis 17:1-8, 15-16  Romans 4:13-25   

There are two ways to live, according to Paul. One way is to live by the law. This is the merit system. You obey the commandments and receive salvation as a reward for good behavior. God’s commandments are good things, life-giving and life-protecting things: “Do not kill, do not steal, do not commit adultery, do not bear false witness, do not covet,” and especially the commandments to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and strength” and “love your neighbor as yourself.”...Read full sermon here