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Righteousness of God Revealed

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Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 1:16-17

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (ESV)

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In Romans 1:16–17, Paul offers several reasons for not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In “Righteousness of God Revealed,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches how the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. On their own merit, people are incapable of meeting God’s demands to gain his approval and only Christ’s righteousness can satisfy. The Christian, however, can rejoice because in Christ they stand righteous. His sacrifice has made Christians free from punishment and delivered them from the condemnation of the law. This is why Paul was ready to preach to all people at all times. Through his Son, God provides this righteousness. The Son’s actions change the Christian’s account to one of righteousness because He has submitted the ultimate payment for their sin. The gospel also shows how the righteousness becomes the Christian’s by faith.


Additional Scripture Translations

Romans 1:16-17, New American Standard Bible

16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: “But the righteous one will live by faith.”

Romans 1:16-17, King James Version

16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.


About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.