10:30 AM Worship Service

6:30 PM Bible Study

Mar. 12, 2023



ROMANS 5:1-11

Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”

Paul’s message in Romans chapter 5 is essentially:

Romans 5:1 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

So now that you have peace with God, you’ve only just begun to live…and it only gets better from here. 

*The Benefits Of Salvation: 

In listing these benefits Paul accomplished two purposes. First, he told us how wonderful it is to be a Christian.

The second purpose was to assure us as believers that justification is a lasting thing. 

When God declared us righteous in Jesus Christ, He gave us benefits that assure us that we cannot be lost:

1.   Peace With God

Romans 5:1 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

“Therefore, having been justified by faith…” refers to the one act of faith the moment we trust Christ.

“…we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Bible mentions several kinds of peace:

*World Peace:

*Inner Peace :

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

*Peace that passeth all understanding:

Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

This is a peace that comes to the soul of one who has trusted Christ as Savior and knows that God no longer has any charge against them, they are no longer guilty.

Ephesians 2:14 “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.”

Colossians 1:20 “And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”

2.   Access To God

Romans 5:2 “Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

“Access” means that you and I have access to God in prayer.

Hebrew 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Ephesians 2:18 “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.”

Ephesians 3:12 “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”

Luke 23:45 “Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.”

He also broke down the wall:

Ephesians 2:14 “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.”

3.   Glorious Hope

Romans 5:2 “…and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

The word “rejoice”- means boast, to express an unusually high degree of confidence in someone or something being exceptionally noteworthy.

Hebrews 3:6 “But Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.”

Titus 2:13 “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”

4.   Triumph In Troubles

Romans 5:3-4 “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

*   “character or experience” vs.4- means you have been proven.

1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

5.   The Love of God

Romans 5:5 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

John 3:16

*   The Holy Spirit- This is the first time the Holy Spirit is mentioned in Romans.

Romans 5:5 “…the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

The Holy Spirit is given to all believers.

1 Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”

Galatians 4:6 “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

*Paul will now explain the love of God

Romans 5:6-8 “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Galatians 4:4 “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.”

Ephesians 5:2 “And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”

Do you know anyone who would die for you?

That is where God revealed His love. vs.8

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

6.   Deliverance From Wrath

Romans 5:9-10 “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10For if when 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.”

We are saved from wrath through Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:10 “And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

7.   Joy- Reconciliation With God

Romans 5:11 “And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.”

“Rejoice or Joy”- It means right now, wherever you are, whatever your problems are, my friend you can rejoice, in God.

What wonderful benefits of salvation! We should praise the Lord!