Being Made Right With God

Romans 5:1-10 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. 9 Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life.

Justified = Made Right With God

For Reflection & Sharing:

  1. How are we made right with God?

  2. Describe faith. Faith in whom?

  3. We have peace with God: A state or condition of being in relationship with God. Not a feeling, but a state of existence. How do we come to be in such a state of peace with God?

  4. Through whom we have obtained access to this grace. Through whom? Through Jesus Christ we already have access to grace (God's gift of a relationship with God). What do you and I have to do to experience this grace?

  5. We boast in what?

  6. Why can we boast in our sufferings? How does God use our sufferings?

  7. Who did Christ die for?

  8. How does God prove his love for us?