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1. Go back over Romans 5:1-11. List five key words or phrases that portray the blessings that a believer in Jesus experiences.
(Example: peace with God – verse 1)
2. Paul says that when Christ died for us, we were and (Romans 5:6).
3. In Romans 5:6 we can see that Christ died for us because of God’s for us.
4. As amazing as it seems, Romans 5:10 teaches us that believers are reconciled (brought back to God) while they are God’s .
5. This word is repeated five times in Romans 5:15-17 and describes God’s grace in contrast to our sin: .
6. What did Adam bring into the world and pass on to all those who lived after him? (Romans 5:12).
7. When we become justified through faith in Jesus Christ, we have with God (Romans 5:1); we have gained access in our sufferings (Romans 5:3); God has poured out His into our hearts by the Spirit (Romans 5:5).
1. In Romans 5:3, Paul says that as Christians we can “rejoice in our sufferings.” How does the hope we have through the resurrection of Jesus help us find joy in the midst of our struggles? (Read 1 Peter 1:3-9 and James 1:2-5 for help with this answer.)
2. Read Romans 5:5-8 again. What stands out in your mind as Paul describes God’s amazing grace?
3. In Romans 5:15-17, Paul uses the word “gift” five times in portraying the mercy found in Jesus Christ. How does the fact that salvation is a gift from God affect your attitude towards Him?
4. How should it have an impact on how we relate to people?
Read Matthew 7:9-11. Note the phrase “how much more,” which is also repeated three times in Romans 5.
5. What do you learn about God’s nature when you see Jesus as a personal being who loves you and longs to have a relationship with you?
Write down any questions you have regarding this lesson.
If you have specific prayer concerns, please feel free to list them. Our staff will pray for you and the matters you mention at our weekly prayer meeting.
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