The Ties that Bind

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The Ties that Bind

Romans 3:21 ESV
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—
Romans 3:22 ESV
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
Romans 3:23 ESV
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:24 ESV
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
Romans 3:25 ESV
whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Macarthur, “If the preservation of our salvation depends on what believers do or do not do, their salvation is only as secure as their faithfulness, which provides no security at all.”
Ephesians 2:8 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

1 - Peace with God

Romans 5:1 ESV
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:7 ESV
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Ephesians 2:4 ESV
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
Ephesians 2:5 ESV
even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

2 - A Secure Standing

Romans 5:2 ESV
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Macarthur, “If no sin a person commits prior to his or her conversion is too great for Christ’s atoning death to cover, surely no sin he or she commits afterward is too great to be covered.”
2 Timothy 1:12 ESV
which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.

3 - Hope for the Future

Romans 5:3 ESV
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Romans 5:4 ESV
and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Romans 5:5 ESV
and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

4 - Receiving a Unique Kind of Love

Romans 5:6 ESV
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:7 ESV
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
Romans 5:8 ESV
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

5 - Certain Deliverance

Romans 5:9 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Romans 5:10 ESV
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

6 - Joy Inexpressible

Romans 5:11 ESV
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Next Week: “The Inevitable Glory”, Romans 8:28-30

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