Romans 5a Peace with God


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Romans 5a Peace with God

  1. 1. We have peace withpeace with GodGod through Jesus Christ. 1November 21, 2010
  2. 2. Romans 5 1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 The holy, righteous God, cannot be at peace with a sinner, while under the guilt of sin. Justification takes away the guilt, and so makes way for peace. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary. Before we received the Righteousness of Jesus Christ, we were the enemies of God.
  3. 3. 3 Peace with God is a blessed stateblessed state. Ephesians 4 31 LetLet all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Peace with God makes it possiblemakes it possible for us to enjoyenjoy the Peace of God. The Fruit of HisHis Holy Spirit.
  4. 4. John 14 (Jesus) 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let notLet not your heart be troubled (agitated), neither let itneither let it be afraid. 4 We are at peaceat peace with God. The enmity of sin has been washed awaywashed away by the Blood of Jesus. The world fears two thingsfears two things above all others: The futureThe future and deathdeath. We are walking with Godwith God; we need fear neitherfear neither. Our futurefuture is secure; we have eternal lifeeternal life.
  5. 5. 2 By Whom {Jesus Christ} also we have accessaccess by faith into this grace wherein we standwherein we stand, and rejoice in hopehope of the glory of God. 5 The Grace of God is a state of total peace. No fear of death and no fear of the future. "I don't know about tomorrow, there are things I don't understand. But I know Who holdsWho holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my handWho holds my hand."
  6. 6. 6 2 By Whom {Jesus Christ} also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we standwherein we stand, and rejoice in hopehope of the glory of God. This grace (Peace with God) -- wherein we stand. Stand = abideabide and continuecontinue. Do nothing which your conscience condemns. Trust God completelyTrust God completely..
  7. 7. 7 2 By Whom {Jesus Christ} also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoicerejoice in hope of the glory of Godin hope of the glory of God. Hope = Expectation with confidenceconfidence and pleasurepleasure. In this world, all sinall sin and fall shortfall short of God's glory. But we look forwardlook forward to the day when we will share in the Glory of GodGlory of God.
  8. 8. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 8 We not only glory in our future with God, But we glory in this short lifethis short life of troubles and trials. Tribulation worketh patience, notnot in and of itself, but the powerful grace of God working inworking in and withwith the tribulation. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
  9. 9. The things we experience in this life on earth dodo not matternot matter nearly as much as our responseour response to them. 9 When we respond in the carnal naturecarnal nature, they help ushelp us very little or not at all. But when we respond in the gracegrace and powerpower of the Living God which is in uswhich is in us, We grow spiritually strongerspiritually stronger and more likemore like our Father in Heaven.our Father in Heaven.
  10. 10. Tribulation worketh patience. 10 As we gogo through the troubles and trials of life, trusting in Godtrusting in God to see us throughsee us through, We learn patienceWe learn patience. Patience = cheerful and hopeful endurance; constancy. Strong's Greek Dictionary When GodWhen God has helped us and delivered us time and againtime and again, We learn to patiently wait on Himwait on Him to do it again.
  11. 11. Patience is for our experiences in difficultdifficult circumstancescircumstances and with difficult peopledifficult people. 11
  12. 12. I want to emphasize: justjust going through troubles and trials, or justjust dealing with difficult people, Doesn'tDoesn't develop patience in us. 12 As we submitsubmit to the Holy Spirit of God, He works in us to produce fruitproduce fruit. Patience isPatience is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It's not aboutnot about straining and striving to be patient. That produces frustrationfrustration and failurefailure.
  13. 13. 4a And patience, experience; 13 Like a battle-hardened marine, a Christian who has been through the fire can be trustedtrusted and depended ondepended on. He won't cut and runcut and run when the battle gets rough.
  14. 14. 4b and experience, hope: 14 The final blessing of tribulationsblessing of tribulations for Christians: HopeHope!! Greek -- Elpis -- to anticipateanticipate with pleasure and expect with confidenceexpect with confidence.
  15. 15. We have been throughthrough the hard times and GodGod has beenbeen with us and delivereddelivered us. 15 Psalms 34 17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 ManyMany are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them allall.
  16. 16. 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 16 The children of God need never be ashamedashamed, embarrassedembarrassed, or disappointeddisappointed because our hope is certainour hope is certain.
  17. 17. 1. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' Name. 2. When Darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. 3. His Oath, His Covenant, His Blood supports me in the whelming flood. When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay. 4. When He shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found! Dressed in His Righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne! Refrain: On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand. 17
  18. 18. (TLB) 5 Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is wellknow that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm lovewe feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy SpiritGod has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his loveto fill our hearts with his love. 18 Because we have so richly receivedrichly received God's Love, we are ablewe are able to love our brothers and sisters the same waythe same way.