Through Him also we have access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God's favor) in which we stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
Moreover let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.character (approved faith and Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.tried integrity). And character produces Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
While we were yet in weakness , at the fitting time Christ died for (in behalf of) the ungodly.
Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a noble and lovable and generous benefactor someone might even dare to die.
But God shows and clearly proves His love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.
Therefore, since we are now justified (G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.acquitted, made righteous, and brought into right relationship with God) by Christ's blood, how much more we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more , now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin's dominion) through His life.
Not only so, but we also rejoice and exultingly glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have now received and enjoy reconciliation.
Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, because all men sinned.
sin was in the world before ever the Law was given, but sin is not charged to men's account where there is no law .
Yet death held sway from Adam to Moses , even over those who did not themselves transgress as Adam did. Adam was a type (prefigure) of the One Who was to come .
But God's free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass . For if many died through one man's falling away (his lapse, his offense), much more profusely did God's grace and the free gift through the undeserved favor of the one Man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for many.
Nor is the free gift at all to be compared to the effect of that one sin. For the sentence of one brought condemnation, whereas the free gift many transgressions brings justification (Literal translation.an act of righteousness).
For if because of one man's trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Well then, as one man's trespass to condemnation for all men, so one Man's act of righteousness to acquittal and right standing with God and life for all men.
For just as by one man's disobedience (failing to hear, Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.heedlessness, and carelessness) the many were constituted sinners, so by one Man's obedience the many will be constituted righteous (made acceptable to God, brought into right standing with Him).
But then Law came in, to expand and increase the trespass . But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God's unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded,
So that, as sin has reigned in death, grace (His unearned and undeserved favor) might reign also through righteousness (right standing with God) which issues in eternal life through Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) our Lord.
Summary: The word, "nativity" comes from the Latin word meaning, "to be born". But on that day it wasn't just about who was born, but also what was born. There were four things that came with the arrival of Jesus. Today we'll look at the first two-hope and peace.
Summary: It is a fact of life that we will go through times of trial, pain, and suffering. This is an encouraging sermon that reminds us that God has a plan for us, and that trials give us an opportunity to grow in faith, wisdom, and maturity.
Summary: Justification sounds like a $20 word that nobody would use outside of Church. But surprisingly the words justify and justification are interwoven into our culture and are used in ways that tell us a lot about what God did when He justified us.
Summary: Psalm chapter 145 verse 14, “The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.” For salvation do we have to memorize the Bible? No! Must we obey all 613 Commandments of the Jewish Mitzvot or the 10 Commandments? No!
Summary: God gives peace to us who have faith, even when we face life’s challenges. He pours out love and gives us hope until the day when we share in his fullness. God’s peace comes to us through Christ, and in Christ we have the constant assurance of God’s grace