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Powered by 4 - June 5, 2011

  • 2011 Jun 05
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Refresher Course

today's reading.
Romans 5    Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...

think about it.
What do we have now because we're justified by faith (5:1-2)? 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? What is the "free gift" and how did we get it (5:15)? What was the result of the one man's sin (5:16-21)? What does the free gift bring instead (5:17-21)? How have you tapped into the life of grace?

the blog.
Have you ever heard of the phrase "Romans Road"? It's been around for many years and it basically refers to how if you want to show someone their need for a Savior, Romans is a sure place to go. Now I know that, but because I've been a Christian for quite a while and I'm so familiar with salvation, sometimes I just overlook the incredible information that's there for my use. So reading Romans 5 was a good refresher for me.

Paul clearly explains our sinful nature and how Jesus' death and blood sacrifice for our sin saves us, only he doesn't just use the term "saved"; he describes it with phrases like--Christ has saved us from God's wrath, reconciled us to God, He has given us peace with God.

So what did God impress on your heart when you read through Romans 5? How will you use this passage going forward? Tami W.

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