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Communion: Peace with God through
For communion today I want a wonderful passage from Romans 5. In this
passage we will see some great truths the Bible says we have if we trust
Christ for our salvation.
1 Therefore, since we
have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God
because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
2 Because of
our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege
where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to
sharing God's glory.
3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems
and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our
confident hope of salvation.
5 And this hope will not lead to
disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has
given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.
6 When we
were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for
7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an
upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a
person who is especially good.
8 But God showed His great love for us
by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, He
will certainly save us from God's condemnation.
10 For since our
friendship with God was restored by the death of His Son while we were
still His enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of His
11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with
God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
this passage we see some wonderful truths.
We have peace with God
Ė no longer do we have to wonder if we are right with God. We have peace
with Him. The Bible calls Jesus the prince of peace and He gives it to
us. As the we know it is a peace that is not of this world.
have undeserved privilege Ė because of Christís death for us we have new
standing with God. Hebrews tells us that we can boldly come into His
presence. And as Godís children, we will share in His glory.
have Godís love in our hearts Ė the reading tells us that God has given
us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with Godís love.
We have a
Saviour who gave all for us Ė At the right time Jesus came and did what
only He could do. No-one else in all history could die for us. Jesus as
the perfect sacrifice purchased our salvation.
We have no
condemnation Ė we are right with God because of Christís shed blood. We
are now free from condemnation and the wrath of God. God does not
We have a new relationship with God Ė our friendship
with God has been restored by the death of Jesus. We were enemies, but
now we are Godís friends.
These 6 six things are some of what
Christ has done for us. His death on the cross for us gives us peace
with God, we have our sins forgiven, we are no longer condemned and
facing Godís wrath, and we are now friends with God.
Let us pray.
By Dave Quinn
Founder of PASSIONAustralia.org
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