What Faith Contemplates

Romans 4:18-21 After learning earlier in Romans 4 that Abraham secured the promise of God by faith apart from works, apart from circumcision, and apart from the Law, we now see that he also did so by faith apart from sight. What did Paul mean when he said Abraham hoped against hope? What was necessary for Abraham to secure the promise God made? Why did Abraham contemplate the impossibility of his situation? What happened to Abraham's faith as he did so? What else did Abraham contemplate? How was Abraham's faith made strong? Did Abraham ever have doubts? What were the three results of Abraham's faith? Ultimately, what is Paul wanting us to consider in this passage? (48 min)