Romans 5:1-11 – Blessings of Justificaiton by Faith

After we were justified by our faith in Jesus Christ, we can enjoy God’s blessings in the past, in our daily life, and in the future.

  1. Past – have peace with God (v1)
    1. Man had peace with God in the garden of Eden
    2. Man sinned, and lost his peace with God – Man afraid and hid from God (Gen 3:10)
    3. Man became enemy of God (v10)
    4. God restored the peace by sending His Son to die for our sins
    5. Jesus saved us from God’s wrath – God’s judgement (v9)
    6. Righteousness and peace kiss each other (Ps 85:10)
    7. When we are sinners we are at war with God, when we are declared righteous we are at peace with God
  2. Present – live in God’s grace – love (v2)
    1. We are justified by God’s grace (3:24)
    2. We now have access to God (v2)
    3. We continue to live in God’s grace (v2)
    4. God’s grace is shown with His love for us (v5)
    5. God’s love is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (v5)
    6. The job of Holy Spirit – Teach us all things and remind us of Jesus’s teaching (John 14:26)
    7. While we were still sinners God demonstrates His own love for us by sending Jesus to die for us (v8)
    8. Living in God’s grace does not mean we will not experience suffering. In fact Jesus said in this world we will surely face suffering (John 16:33).
    9. Suffering work for believers, instead of against him.
    10.  Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ (8:39)
    11. Meaning of tribulation – tribulum – separate wheat from chaff
    12.  Instead we should rejoice
      1. Rejoices in suffering (v3)
      2. Rejoices in the Lord, the Lord is our rejoice (v11)
      3. Rejoice in the hope of the glory of God (v2)
  3. Future – Hope to the glory of God (v2)
    1. God created men in His image and likeness (Gen 1:26)
    2. God original plan is to let men rule over God’s creations (Gen 1:26)
    3. God desires to let men to reveal God’s authority over the earth and creatures
    4. God desires men to reveal His’s glory
    5. However men sinned and fall shorts in God’s glory (3:23)
    6. God sent Jesus to reconciled with us (v10)
    7. We have been justified by Jesus’s blood (v9)
    8. God like to conform us to the likeness of Jesus (8:29)
    9. God uses suffering to mold us into the likeness of Jesus (8:17)
    10. Because suffering produces perseverance, character and hope (v3)
    11. God’s will is to bring many children of God into glory (Heb 2:10, 8:30)
    12. We will rule the earth for God – God plan will be fulfilled
    13. Like Abraham, against all hope, he believed (4:18). We too have hope while we suffer, because God’s words tell us that He loves us.
    14. More on glory on Romans Chapter 8

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