Summary: Just as there are blessings of Justification (Romans 5), there are also blessings that God pours out because of our faith.
The Blessings of Believing
I. We are filled with Joy.
B. People long for a Joyful life. Illustration: A former President of Harvard University once said, “The world is looking for a creed to believe and a song to sing.” Illustration taken from Bruce Howell at sermoncentral.com
C. Harmony among believers and the unity of the church creates a joyful people.
II. We are filled with Peace.
A. This Peace comes from our new standing.
B. Enemies of Peace.
III. We abound in Hope
A. Definition: Vine - “Hope describes the happy anticipation of good.”
• There are blessings in believing; 1. JOY, 2. PEACE, 3. HOPE.
• There are consequences of unbelief: