The Blessing of Justification

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 9, 2007
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Romans 3:21-24 The problem is not what we do or don't do, rather who we are as humans. We are guilty before God, condemned and helpless.

Romans 4:1-25 Abraham is the example of righteousness by faith, not works. No one can be saved by religious deeds such as fulfilling the Law.

Romans 4:23-25 The faith of Jesus Christ makes us justified by God's grace.

  • Peace with God
  • Access to God
  • Rejoice in hope
  • God's love within
  • Saved from wrath
  • Reconciled to God
  • Shall be saved
1) Romans 5:1 - Peace with God. Verse 10 states we are enemies of God; Romans 8:7 states we are hostile toward God. Justification brings peace with God.

2) Romans 5:2 - Access to God. Before justification, we were on the outside looking in. Now we are inside looking out. Luke 23:45; Ephesians 2:14; Hebrews 10:19-23

3) Romans 5:2 - Rejoice in the hope of glory of God. Peace with God takes care of the past; access to God takes care of the present; and the hope of the glory of God deals with our future.

4) Romans 5:5 Love of God is poured out within us by the holy spirit.

5) Romans 5:9 Those who are not justified by the grace of God will experience the wrath of God. I Thessalonians 1:9 and 10; 5:8-10

6) Romans 5:10 Reconciliation with God we have because of the faith of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:11-18

7) Romans 5:10 We shall be saved.

Romans 5:12-21 The basis of our justification

Romans 8:31-39 We should confess and believe we are justified and live accordingly.

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