Got Access ?
Romans 5:1 â€“ 11
We have access into Godâ€™s grace thru faith in Jesus Christ, and His commitment to produce perseverance and character in us
Access = moving toward, able to approach(God)
Grace = unmerited favor, goodness, and mercy of God towards us
1. Access into Godâ€™s grace comes only through Faith
in Jesus Christ (4:23) not by good works or obeying the Law.
Faith = believing responses to Godâ€™s drawing/calling
Now good is not always what we think it should beâ€¦
2. Sufferings produce perseverance, character and more hope
confirmed by the Holy Spirit in us!
3. Godâ€™s commitment to us : While we were yet powerless, sinners, enemies of God, Christ died for us that we might be reconciled (restoration!).
I John 3:1b â€˜How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!â€™