SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 5:6-11
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.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. Read through verses 5:6-11 and try to identify three or four specific characteristics of mankind.
2. How did God show His love for sinners? (V8)
3. In Romans 5:1 Paul taught us that we are justified by faith. What other important element contributes to our justification? (V9)
4. Why do you think Paul uses the phrase “much more” in verses 9-11?
5. How does Paul offer the believer assurance that they will be saved from God’s wrath?
6. Paul describes Christians as previously being “enemies” of God. Why do you think he says that? Are not all people children of God?
7. How has God reconciled believers unto Himself? (Vv10-11)