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Righteousness By Grace

​​​​​​​​​Righteousness by Grace, Righteousness, GraceBy Don Krow 

Today we are going to look at the subject of righteousness by grace. Romans 3:21-23 says, “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference [distinction]: For all have sinned, and come [fall] short of the glory of God” (brackets mine).

Notice that this scripture says, “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested.” I once asked a man, “What do you think you have to do in order to go to heaven?” He responded that he should keep the Ten Commandments, be faithful to his wife, live a moral life, plus a number of other things. I said, “Do you know what you have to do in order to go to heaven, to be in God’s presence or in His kingdom? You would have to have a righteousness that equals God’s righteousness.” He said, “I beg your pardon? There is no one who can have a righteousness that equals God’s. Only one man had such righteousness, and that was Jesus Christ!” I said, “You have the point! That is exactly right! None of us in our own selves have ever kept the Law or commandments perfectly, outwardly or inwardly, but we need a righteousness that equals God’s in order to be acceptable before Him.” To read the full lesson text click here.

To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section.


​1.  Read Titus 3:5. Is the righteousness that we need a righteousness that we can produce?

2.  Read 2 Corinthians 5:21. What kind of righteousness do we need?

3.  Read Romans 3:22. How do we receive this righteousness?

4.  Read Philippians 3:9. What is the righteousness of the Law?  

5.  Read Galatians 2:21. How could we frustrate God’s grace? 

6.  Read Romans 5:17. The righteousness of God is received as what? 


​1.  No.

2.  The righteousness of God (that comes through Christ).

3.  Through faith in Jesus Christ.

4.  A righteousness belonging to me—a works righteousness that I can produce.

5.  We could frustrate God’s grace by trying to be saved by our own good works instead of trusting Christ and His death for us for our salvation.

6.  A gift.

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