Summary: Salvation should be accompanied by proofs.
7/13/08 Romans 5:1-5
1. Therefore = refers to chap 4 & how we are not justified
a. Not by works vs. 1-8
b. not by ordinances vs. 9-12
c. not by law obedience 13-25
2. And how we are justified
a. by faith
1. PEACE 1
A. Peace with God – Cessation of Hostility
1. gospel : reward given to msgr. bore news victory
2. Bible teaches we were enemies of God
a. dead in trespasses and sin
3. Fighting a war we could not win
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself
B. Peace of God – Possession of Tranquility
1. Peace which is God Himself
2. quietness; rest; reconciliation
a. joy it brings
C. Peace by God
1. His Gift to His Children
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. 21 There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.
2. PASSAGE 2a
A. Without Equal – Back Stage Pass
a. access – bringing another into the presence of a superior; Jesus clothes us w/His righteousness; cleanses w/His blood & puts us before the Father;
B. Without Limit – key to the treasure house
1. “have” – present tense; have & keep on having
Luke 11:9 (AMP)
So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
C. Without Human Intermediaries
1. By whom – refers back to v. 1 Our Lord Jesus Christ
3. PASSION 2b-3a
1. “this grace” –that freed us from sin
a. that delivers us to heaven
b. that restores us when we fail
2. wherein we stand
a. abiding –at home
b. continuing – can’t be removed
c. living – all we do can be surrounded by this grace!!
1. Boasting and exulting
a. We are justified, or regarded by God as righteous.
b. We are admitted into his favor, and abide there.
c. We have the prospect of still higher and richer blessings in the fullness of his glory when we are admitted to heaven. — Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament
2. hope –anticipation; expectation; confidence
What do we hope for?
3. the glory of God Heaven!! - land of no more
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
4. glory –same Greek word translated Rejoice in Vs. 2
a. tribulations- pressure & persecutions
1. Patience – endurance; cheerful staying under
Matthew 5:10-12 (KJV)
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.