God’s Gift to Sinners (Romans 5:6-11)Dennis R. Wiles, April 15, 2012
Part of the Deepening Our Roots series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
God’s Gift to Sinners
Salvation encompasses the past, the present and the future.
TEXT: Romans 5:6-11
Why do we need to be saved?
Atonement – Act of God in restoring the broken relationship between Him and humanity.
Why did Jesus have to die?
Substitution – Jesus Christ died in the place of and on behalf of guilty, sinful human beings.
Justification – God’s declaration that human beings are innocent and in right standing with Him.
Reconciliation – Act of God in restoring fallen human beings into fellowship with Him.
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (ESV)