SCRIPTURE: ROMANS 5:6-21
Text: verse 20 – “Grace Abounded Much More”
OPENING: WHAT IS YOUR MIND SET ON?
Are you trying to do good or are you abounding and rejoicing in Grace? Sin-Conscious or Grace conscious?
The church at Rome was surrounded by a society that was Sin Conscious and a religious sect that was Law Conscious. GRACE was a new mindset. For many believers that is a new mindset . Paul says it is a ” Much More” concept. So, what is “Much More”?
1) MUCH MORE REDEEMED (justified) BY HIS BLOOD (verse 9): We shall be saved from wrath through Him. You and I as believers will never experience the Wrath of God because of the BLOOD OF JESUS.
GOD has not changed His character about His eternal destination of all unrighteousness. God is angry against sin because it is rebelling against His AUTHORITY. But, because of THE BLOOD OF JESUS, He no longer sees OUR sin.
How great is our redemption? A “Much More” Redemption.
2) MUCH MORE RECONCILIATION (verse 10): Because of redemption we have been RECONCILED. We are now ALIVE FOR ETERNITY! When is the last time you rejoiced over being “ALIVE”?
3) MUCH MORE GRACE AND THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS! (verse 15): Because of God’s great grace, we now have the GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
When God looks at US, He see’s the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS SON!
Are you rejoicing in the greatest gift you will EVER RECEIVE?
4) MUCH MORE THE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE! (verse 20): NO MORE CONDEMNATION! (see Romans 8:1) We are VICTORS not VICTIMS!
Wow! Will we linve in the ABUNDANCE OF GRACE?
CLOSING: ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THE WEALTH OF YOUR ” ALIVENESS”?