Thursday, January 25, 2018
Chapter of Study: Romans 5
As we moved forward in our study of Romans, we witnessed St. Paul transition from the redemption of mankind’s sin by faith to the reconciliation between mankind and God, both made possible only through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We recognized that Jesus came to show us how to love one another, just as God intended us to from the beginning. For while Adam’s trespass brought sin and death, Christ’s gift brought justification and everlasting life. Additionally, Christ’s coming now permitted man to have a personal relationship with God and experience an unfailing love that no man can duplicate.
A group member further remarked that while it would be a rather troublesome process getting in touch with say, the president, we can reach his (and our) Creator directly anytime, anywhere through prayer.
1.Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:1
10.For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. – Romans 5:10
14.Yet death exercised dominion from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who is a type of the one who was to come. – Romans 5:14
17.If, because of the one man’s trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:17