Romans 5:1-11

Thousands of pages have been written on this passage.  In Corinthians Paul refers to Christians who can’t handle the “meat of the word”.  This is one of those meaty passages I think.  If you don’t have 15 minutes to read and think through the passage, come back to it later in the day when you have the time it deserves.  There’s so much here that I’m not even going to write like I normally do, I’m going to ask five questions to get you thinking about the passage.  Post your responses as comments.

What does it mean to be justified?

How did Christ bring us into peaceful relationship with God?

Why do we avoid suffering when Paul says its a good thing?

What’s the Holy Spirits role in the passage?

What shocks you more, that Christ died for you (his enemy, verse 10) or that his only stipulation is faith?  (verse 1)

This morning I’m thanking God that He chose to leave perfect heaven and come to save His enemies; “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’