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Bible Study on Romans: The Permanence Of Justification, Pt 3: Romans 5:6-11

Summary: Justification by faith is permanent because it is a work of God, not a work of man, and it results in eternal peace with God. Faith is proven as the trials of life serve to purify and build up that faith, so that it results in the peace of God in our hearts. A second guarantee is the unconditional love of God in spite of our sins and hostility against Him, so that He reconciles and justifies us forever.

1. A. Read Romans 4:25-5:2 and describe what “peace with God” is based on.

B. Read Romans 5:3-5. Why do we “exult in our tribulations?” Explain the relationship between this and the peace with God in 5:1. James 1:2-4, I Peter 1:3-8, Philippians 4:6-7

C. Do you often have the peace of God that comes from trusting in Him? If not what then? (Joshua 1:7-9, I Peter 5:7, Prov. 3:5-6, Phil. 4:6-8)

2. A. How are we characterized at the time Christ died for us? (Rom. 5:6, 8, 10)

B. Based on these same verses, how is God characterized, and why?

C. What are the benefits we receive (from these verses), because of God’s love?

3. A. What does the blood of Christ accomplish for us in Romans 5:9?

B. Explain here what the harder thing is, and the easier thing is that God does.

C. What are you doing to help others be rescued from the wrath of God to come?

4. A. What does God do for those who trust Him in Romans 5:10?

B. Explain here why reconciliation is described in the past tense, and salvation is described in the future tense, and how this fits together. (Romans 8:29,30)

C. Since God is faithful, immutable, and merciful in all His ways toward us, what should be our response to Him? (Romans 5:11)

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

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March 20, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology

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