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5.5.45 10.4.2020 God’s Free gift Redeems us Romans 5

Entice: The Gift of salvation is staggering in its scope and humbling in its extent.
The true gravity of grace completely reconfigures the human understanding of God. For many, the idea that we, being so guilty, can be wholly forgiven by A god so gracious; is simply inconceivable. Too good to be true-but it is true!
Engage: I want you to experience all that grace entails. That experience is far richer and more fulfilling when it is founded on a firm, doctrinal understanding of what the scripture teachers...hence
Romans 5:1–21 ESV
1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Excite: What a great passage to unpack! What a great joy to know Jesus!

Grace is the means by which Jesus establishes a new relationship with God.

Explain: Paul does a great job of focusing on results...

1. Reorientation. 1-5

1.1 Peace w/God.

1.2 Joy in sufferings.

1.3 Endurance resulting in character

1.4 Hope

1. 5 Love (via Holy Spirit)

2. Reconciliation 6-11

2.1 While still opposed.

2.2 While still lost

3. Restoration 12-17

3.1 From the results of the fall.

3.2 By the Gift of Grace:

3.2.1 FreeFreeFree.Free.

3.2.2 Abundant.

4. Righteousness 18-21

4.1 His righteousness enabling ours.

4.2 His obedience enabling ours.

4.3 His life enabling ours.

Shut Down:
The impact of grace changes our direction, attachment, ends our estrangement and enables us to participate in the righteousness of Christ. It. Changes. Everything.
You must believe. In Jesus. Re-director, The redeemer. The reconciler, the righteous.
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