Romans 5:1-5 / 6 Benefits of Salvation (Sermon – Notes and Audio)

Posted on August 24, 2013

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This is the twenty-first in a series of verse-by-verse expositions of the book of Romans. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the morning of August 18, 2013. This message deals with the benefits of justification. This post contains an audio recording of my message, along with my sermon notes and a study outline. Please note that the sermon notes are not a full transcript.

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Romans 5:1-5

6 BENEFITS OF SALVATION:

1. PEACE
v.1:

Peace comes through Jesus Christ. There is no other way.

This type of peace is a reconciliation with God. It comes because our sins are forgiven.

Being reconciled with God, gives us peace with Him. This peace cannot come by man-made means, it can only come after justification by faith.

It is a God thing!

John 14:27

It is a peace which we cannot even comprehend, we must simply experience it.

Philippians 4:7

2. ACCESS
v.2:

Access to God (prayer) through Christ, by faith (not works).

We don’t deserve to be able to go to God in prayer, and we can’t earn the right.

It only comes through faith based salvation.

As Christians, we have received the righteousness of Christ, and we have access to God through prayer.

Our access to God does not mean that we always get our way. God answers prayer according to His will, not ours.

John 14:13-14

Prayer is answered for God’s glory, not ours, but it is a wonderful and undeserved privilege to have direct fellowship and communication with God.

3. HOPE
v.2:

To be a child of God, standing in His presence, is to be standing in grace.

The “hope” is a promise, something we can count on, not just wishful thinking.

This hope means we have a future, something to look forward to.

A future where we will one day be in the presence of the glory of God.

Hope does not disappoint (v.5)
This hope is a sure thing, a promise, sealed by the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 6:19

Ephesians 1:13

4. TRIUMPH IN TROUBLES
vv.3-4:

Our troubles produce patience, that patience then builds character and brings hope.

James 1:2-4

Patience is not a dirty word, and it is necessary for us to experience the victory which is a benefit of salvation.

Many people are scared to pray for patience, but trials will come whether or not you as for patience.

1 Peter 4:12

Patience will be necessary to triumph over our imminent troubles, so you might as well pray to receive it. . . you’ll need it.

These fruits come directly from our adversity, which brings us closer to God, and drawing closer to God is the whole point.

5. THE LOVE OF GOD
v.5:

This does not refer to our love for God, but rater God’s love for us.

We have the assurance of knowing that God’s love for us is unconditional.

John 3:16

John 15:9

John 15:13

It is because of God’s love for us that we can truly know love.

1 John 4:19

6. THE HOLY SPIRIT
v.5:

The Holy Spirit is God, who lives in us.

He is our comforter, counselor (helper) and teacher.

He is the promise of Christ’s return.

John 16:7

John 14:26

2 Corinthians 1:22

Ephesians 4:30

These are just some of the benefits of salvation, and they are a great cause for joy.

They are 6 great reasons to want to live a righteous and holy life.

They are 6 great reasons to show our love and gratitude by serving God.

They are 6 great reasons to want to share Christ with others.

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