Peace with God through Jesus
Discovering we are sinners may be difficult to accept. Learning of God’s mercy and love towards may be even more difficult to believe. Obtaining peace with God without trying to do anything on our part to earn might be the most challenging of all.
What does peace look like in your life? How do you know when you don’t have peace?
Let’s explore what Romans 5:1-11 NKJV says about peace with God through Jesus.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
What do we receive by faith according to verse 5:1-5?
List any descriptions of our condition when Christ died for us using verses 5:6-10.
What benefits are described for those who accept what Jesus Christ did for them in verses 5:6-10?