Romans Series (Pt. 25) – Romans 5:18-21

Christ’s Obedience Brings Righteousness (5:18-21) Paul returns to the thought that he began in verse 12 about the source of humanity’s sinful nature. Let’s look at the complete thought here. Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—…Therefore […]

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Romans Series (Pt. 24) – Romans 5:15-17

The Nature of Christ’s Gift (5:15-17) Paul is bridging the gap between verses 14 and 15 when he goes on to explain that the effect of Adam’s sin was so damaging that it sent the whole of humanity into condemnation. Paul makes the inference that it took just one sin to send humanity into the […]

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Romans Series (Pt. 23) – Romans 5:12-14

Guilty in Adam (5:12) Paul’s language here sounds like a doctor’s description of the spread of a disease. Adam was the first to have the problem and as he interacted with others he kept infecting others with the illness.  This is one of the great debates that exists about in what way are we guilty […]

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Romans Series (Pt. 22) – Romans 5:9-11

We Have Life! (5:9-11) Paul shares with us another benefit of being in relationship with Christ. We are declared righteous by the blood of Jesus.  This is an amazing truth.  Not only is God’s wrath no longer sitting on us, but we been given access to God our Father because of Jesus righteousness [2 Corinthians […]

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Romans Series (Pt. 21) – Romans 5:6-8

Our Great Weakness (5:6) After giving us a brief lesson about perspective we move into a short discussion about the condition of the lost soul. He describes humanity as being weak and ungodly. These are not very flattering references, but we have to see ourselves as God does in order to understand why we need […]

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