Peace with God
think about it.
What do we have now because we're justified by faith (5:1-2)? How has God poured His love into us (5:5)? How does God show His love for sinners (5:6-8)? Compare what we were before we were saved and justified with what we are after (5:6-10). How has peace, grace or hope changed your life since salvation?
Well, this weekend is Easter so all this week on Back to the Bible Dr. Kroll will be leading us in daily studies about Understanding God through the Cross. I hope you can join us.
Today we're looking at Romans 5:1-11 (It's a great place to start Easter week, by the way). Paul very plainly lays out that we are all sinners and as such, enemies of God, but that Jesus died for our sins and because of his death and resurrection, we have been justified or made right before God through our faith in Jesus. The verse from Paul that I like the most is verse 1. "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Thank you, Jesus!
So what does Christ dying for your sins and us now having peace with God mean to you? Tami W.
P.S. Easter Sunday is a great way to let others hear about Jesus being their Savior. And, because it's Easter many people who wouldn't normally attend church are open to coming. So please invite someone to church this weekend!
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