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Perks of the Job

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Romans 3:28 NASB95
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
Romans 5:1 NASB95
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

We are united in Christ

Pronouns
Chapter 1: I am not ashamed
Chapter 2: You, Moralizers, Jews
Chapter 3: They
Chapter 4/5: We
We implies a common bond
It includes the sender, the receiver, and anyone else that the connections applies to.
Jesus Christ is the connection.

Peace with God through Christ is our solid foundation

1 Corinthians 3:11 NASB95
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Matthew 7:24 NASB95
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Matthew
You can’t live on someone else’s foundation.
Matthew 7:26–27 NASB95
“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. “The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Matthew 7:

Peace with God through Christ is all you will have left when you die.

The death rate for humans on this planet is 100%
Alexander the Great: 356 BC King of ancient Greek kingdom. He, and his conquests are the reason the New Testament is written in Greek.

“There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one.”

“Bury my body and don't build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died.”

Romans 5:1–2 NASB95
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:1
Grace: gift not earned. Receiving what you do not deserve.
exult: rejoice in, glory in, boast
Romans 5:4–5 NASB95
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:3–4 NASB95
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
Romans 5:5
Rejoice in the car wreck because the air bags went off.
James 1:2–3 NASB95
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
James
Fredrick Nietzsche: That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
When God carries us through trials, we have confidence that we can face the next trial.
While much of what Nietzsche is idiotic - God is Dead
And when we live confidently in our relationship with God, we live without fear.
Romans 5:6 NASB95
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:5 NASB95
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:
Hope: a looking forward to with confident expectation.
Romans 5:6 NASB95
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:6–8 NASB95
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans
Who would you die for?
John 15:13 NASB95
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:12 NASB95
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
God’s love is greater than our love.
Then Paul lays out the Gospel.
Romans 5:10 NASB95
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Romans
Do you have peace?
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