Romans 5-7 Week 1 – The Greatness of our Salvation

Dave Riddle – 1/07/2017

Today’s passage includes wonderful guarantees for those who have genuine faith in Christ Jesus:

Proclaimed as righteous

  • Romans 5:1
    • “declared righteous by faith”

Peace with God

  • Romans 5:1
    • “We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
  • eirēnē (Greek: ερνη) – a state of rest, denoting the absence or end of strife. It refers to a state of untroubled, I disturbed well-being. Peace; a state of natural tranquility.

Place of Grace

  • Romans 5:2
    • “We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand”

Hope of Glory

  • Romans 5:2
    • “…and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”
  • Romans 5:5
    • “This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Reality of Pain

  • Romans 5:3-4
    • “we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.”
  • thlipsis (Greek: θλψις) – a pressing, pressing together, pressure; oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress
  • Take note: we rejoice in both!

Showered with Divine Love!

  • Romans 5:6-8
    • “But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Assured of our Escape

  • Romans 5:9-10
    • “How much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by his blood, will we be saved through him from wrath”

Joy in God

  • Romans 5:11
    • “we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.”