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Bible Study on Romans: The Permanence of Justification, Pt 2: Romans 5:2-5

Summary: The permanence of our justification is found in Jesus Christ. That doesn’t mean that Christians won’t endure tribulations; we do and we will. However, we know that God uses even life’s trials to purify us and to give us hope that does not disappoint.

1. A. What do verses 1 and 2 say about the permanence of justification?

B. What does this mean in terms of our past, present and future justification (v2)?

C. Can you think of any circumstances in which God might declare you unjust (revoke your justification) once you’ve been justified? Explain your answer in terms of this passage.

2. A. What does this passage say about tribulations?

B. What is the Christian response to tribulations to be (v 3)? How and why can that be?

C. In what ways has tribulation in your life resulted in your learning to live under the circumstances (persevere)?

3. A. What purpose do tribulations serve in the Christian life?

B. How can Romans 8:28; I Cor. 1:8-9; 4:7; and Hebrews 6:19 help your understanding of that outcome?

C. We’ve all heard of people who have undergone trials and “lost their faith”. Is it their faith they’ve lost or is it the facade of faith? Discuss your answer.

For a discussion on this Bible Study go to the discussion forum: Active Bible Study or leave a comment.

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March 7, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Theology | , , , , , , , , , ,

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