Lesson 6 for November 11, 2017
“Therefore being justified by faith, we
have peace with God through our Lord
Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access
by faith into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
1. Justification by faith.
2. God’s love for sinners.
3. Sin comes to Earth.
4. The law and sin.
Romans 5:13-14, 20-21.
5. Adam’s transgression and God’s
gift. Romans 5:15-19.
In Romans chapter 5, Paul explains
the greatest problem of mankind—
sin—and its solution.
• How was sin introduced to the
• What solution did God provide?
Why did He do so?
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by
faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the
glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
What does “having been justified” mean?
We have been declared justified. That is,
sinless, men and women whose lives resound
in harmony with the Law of God.
How have we been justified?
We’ve been justified by our faith in Jesus, not
because any good work we might’ve done.
What is the legal procedure behind that?
Jesus paid the penalty of our sins by dying on
the cross. His perfect life is substituted for our
life of sin. We are justified because He is just.
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have
peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through
whom also we have access by faith into this grace in
which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of
God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
According to verses 3-5,
how can we rejoice
• Believers remain
suffering. Hope is
• When patiently
Trials generate hope
• The Spirit grows
the patience in us
so we may have a
way we are
encouraged in the
hope of the
GOD’S LOVE FOR SINNERS
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
How does God show us His love?
He made the first
died for use when
we were still
He hates sin and
He will destroy it
offers a way out so
we are not
destroyed for our
Jesus reconciled us
with God in His
are saved because
SIN COMES TO EARTH
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the
world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to
all men, because all sinned.” (Romans 5:12 NIV)
God created mankind so we
could be happy in His presence
That was enough proof of God’s
love before sin brought death to
Adam represented humanity. His fall
made the plan of redemption necessary.
God had already prepared that plan as
the solution for our possible fall.
Death is the consequence of sin in
humanity. We can’t do anything to solve
this issue because we all have sinned
THE LAW AND SIN
“Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin
abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so
grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our
Lord.” (Romans 5:20-21)
Before the law
After the law
From Adam to Moses
There was sin, so
there was Law—
although it was not in
From Moses to the end
People had a greater
understanding of what
sin is. Therefore, sin
By Jesus Christ
SIN REIGNED GRACE REIGNS
The law of God is eternal. Sin is breaking His law. God explained His Law in
detail on Sinai so we could be aware of our sins. That way we would embrace
the grace that could free us from our condemnation; that is, Jesus the Messiah.
ADAM’S TRANSGRESSION AND GOD’S GIFT
“But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much
more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to
many.” (Romans 5:15 NIV)
Many died (v. 15)
judgment (v. 16)
came (v. 18)
Many were made
sinners (v. 19)
We’ll reign in
life (v. 17)
life came (v. 18)
Many will be
As humans, we received
nothing from Adam but the
sentence of death. Christ,
however, stepped in and
passed over the ground
where Adam fell, enduring
every test in behalf of
humans. He redeemed
Adam’s disgraceful failure
and fall, and, thus, as our
Substitute, He placed us on
vantage ground with God.
Hence, Jesus is the “Gift
Justification cannot be
earned. It’s a gift!
E.G.W. (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, cp. 89, p. 739)