In this message we learn about justification by
1. The enmity that must be recognized
The need for peace presumes enmity between God and
man. Men are not born in a position of neutrality.
They are hostile toward God. It is also true that God
is hostile towards the sinner. The only just response
to the rebellion of man is for God to react in wrath.
2. The enemies that are reconciled
Our disposition toward God changes. God's
disposition towards us changes. It is the new birth
that causes our disposition towards God to change.
That happens because God's disposition towards us
3. The enjoyment that is realized
We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
1. A word of warning
Make sure that if you have peace in your conscious
that it's on the right grounds. Make sure it's
because of Christ's mediation alone.
2. A word of challenge
A Christian living an unholy life is a terrible
3. A word of exhortation
Be assured of your relationship with Christ.
4. A word of comfort
Guilt is removed Gods wrath is appeased and the way
is open for us to become friends of God. Our
afflictions are because of God's love for us.