ROMANS 5:2-5

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Sunday Morning: July 17, 2005

Text:† Romans 5:1-5† Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:† 2† By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.† 3† And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;† 4† And patience, experience; and experience, hope:† 5† And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

GRACE TO STAND

Romans 5:2† By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

CALLED TO HIS KINGDOM AND GLORY

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 †As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,† 12† That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

GOD GAVE JESUS GLORY

1 Peter 1:21† Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

CALLED UNTO HIS GLORY

1 Peter 5:10† But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal [age (kingdom)] glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

LET GRACE REIGN

Romans 5:21† . . . so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal [age (kingdom)] life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

GLORY IN TRIBULATIONS

Romans 5:3† And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

I HAVE OVERCOME, SO CAN YOU

John 16:33† These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome (the tribulation of) the world.

CHRISTíS POWER

2 Corinthians 12:9-10† And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. †10† Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

BY GRACE YOU ENDURE

Ephesians 2:8 (YLT)† for by grace (through faith) ye are [ye endure] having been saved (in the past, when you believed), through faith, and this (grace) not of you--of God the gift,

AFFLICTION WORKS FOR US

2 Corinthians 4:16-17† For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.† 17† For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION

Acts 14:21-22† And when they (Paul and Barnabas) had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,† 22† Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

EXHORTATION IN TRIBULATION

2 Corinthians 1:3-5† Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;† 4† Who comforteth [parakalew, present active, exhort] us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort [present infinitive, exhort] them which are in any trouble, by the comfort [exhortation] wherewith we ourselves are comforted [present passive, exhorted] of God.† 5† For as the sufferings of Christ abound [present active] in us, so our consolation [paraklnsiv, exhortation] also aboundeth [present active] by Christ.

APPOINTED TO TRIBULATION

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4† And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:† 3† That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.† 4† For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

GODíS CHOICE, OUR TRIBULATION

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5† So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:† 5† Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:†

HOPE FOR APPROVAL

Romans 5:4† And patience [stay under, abide, endure], experience [approval]; and experience [approval], hope:

THE SCRIPTURES EXHORT US IN HOPE

Romans 15:4† For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience [endurance] and comfort [exhortation] of the scriptures might have hope.

STRENGTH TO ENDURE

Colossians 1:10-11† That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;† 11† Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power (grace), unto all patience [endurance] and longsuffering [forbearance, fortitude] with joyfulness;

FOLLOW AFTER PATIENCE

1 Timothy 6:11† But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience [endurance], meekness.

RUN WITH ENDURANCE

Hebrews 12:1-2a† Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; . . .

FAITH AND PATIENCE

James 1:3-4† Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience [endurance].† 4† But let patience [endurance] have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

ADD ENDURANCE TO FAITH

2 Peter 1:5-7† And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;† 6† And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;† 7† And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity [love].

HOPE AND YOU WONíT BE DISHONORED

Romans 5:5† And hope maketh not ashamed [dishonored]; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

ENDURE TO THE END

Mark 13:13† And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure [patience] unto the end, the same shall be saved [delivered].

SHOW CONFIDENCE BY ENDURING

Hebrews 10:35-36Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.† 36 For ye have need of patience [endurance], that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise (reward of the inheritance).

IF WE ENDURE

2 Timothy 2:12If we suffer [endure], we shall also reign with him: if we deny him (not endure), he also will deny us: