12/16/2014

Gospel Blessedness (Romans 5:1-11)

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom 5:1, NIV). "Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us" (Rom 5:1, NLT).

"In the whole Bible there is hardly another chapter which can equal this triumphant text." Martin Luther.

So far in Romans, Paul writes convincingly that the only way of salvation is to be justified by grace, through faith. Now in Romans 5, Paul tells us what the practical benefits of this are.

Gospel fruits or blessings are:
  1. Peace with God (1).
  2. Standing in grace (2a).
  3. Rejoice in hope (2b).
  4. Rejoice in suffering (3-8).
  5. Saved through Christ (9-10).
  6. Rejoice in God (11).
Benefits of Being Justified Through Faith: Study Guide for Romans 5. David Guzik.