Romans 5 Peace with God [Sermon Draft Notes]

Romans 5 Peace with God

  • Intro to Topic:
    • Ex: Elderly… deathbed… feel need to “Get right with God…”
    • >>>Implies… not right…
    • Ex: Robert… homeless.. 54 yrs old… average age of homeless… well beyond life expectancy… every drink is a nail in his coffin… every sin nailing nails in soul…
    • >>>Time drawing near… need to get right with God….
    • Topic: Peace with God… being Right with Him…
    • Text:
      • JustByFaithneeded (1-3:20), provided (3:20-31), defended (4), applied (5-8)…
      • EX: Trin Gospel… Judged… defense… guilty… in Jesus punished sin… Spirit applies by Faith… Justified by faith…
      • Def: Justification  – Court Language…
      • 5-8 Implications…. 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith” oun  all of the above now applied
      • Point: For those justified by faith to experience the implications
        • 1. Legal Implications &
        • 2. Personal implication
        • 3. You’re Present Standing
  1. 1.     The Legal Implication
  • Implication is Peace
    • 1a, “Having been justified by faith” —causes —-“we have peace with God thru
    • >>>Implication of Justification is peace…
    • Ex: Opposite of peace is war… both want to dominate the other…
    • >>>Battle against God for our sins… right to rule ourselves… be our master…
    • Ex: many brands of peace… peace of mind, war, friendship…
    • ***Most basic = Peace with God!…
    • Perspective: lasts forever… implications never end….
  • Legal Peace
    • Ex: ANE Courtroom….declaration:  dikaiwsunh  or adikia… defendant response = amhn
    • >>God dealt with salvation in legal terms…
    • ***Justification is the way to be at peace with God…
  1. 2.     The Personal Implication
  • Access to God:
    • “Introduction into his grace…” —
    • Ex: Phrase: To be in good graces…” i.e., access to the king… not just not a criminal but only the good friends have the ear…
  • Personal
    • Access = communion with God
    • >>>opposite of  access is Shame
    • Ex: bullies.. receiving or offending end…
  • Point: enjoy the implications… access
    • ***Cultivate your new access…
      • Prayer, word….
      • Ex: marriage learn more about the person… new info… spend time… gian experiences…..
      • >>>Relationship to God… learn about, spend time with… by Word and prayer…
  • ***Don’t just know about him… Know God!!!
  • Segue: Q: Can everybody enjoy these implications?
  1. 3.     Your Present Standing
  • Standing
    • Position… justified… or not justified…
    • Ex: ANE courtroom…
  • Present…
    • PAI/1p… “we stand” — who are justified by Faith…
  1. Conclusion
  • ***unbeliever
    • You cannot have the implications without the justification…
    • Q: Where do you stand?
    • Ex: ANE Judge declaration…
      • Q: If that judge made declaration about you what would he say…
      • Ex: Imagine hiding behind Jesus…
      • 1b,2a ***Based only on Jesus.., “through Christ Jesus our Lord,  through whom by faith…”  two things
        • No other Savior… not works or spirutality
        • No other means but faith…
  • Faith = hand… eye… mouth… foot… of the soul…

 

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