Romans 5 Outline
– How to be acceptable to God (Romans 5:1-11)
– Adam and Christ (Romans 5:12-21)
Romans 5 Bible Study
In Romans 5:1-5, Christ died for our sins on the cross so that we can be made acceptable to God. If Christ did not die for our sins, we will not be able to go to the Father because God hates sin. Sin causes you to be separated from God. Jesus offered himself as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins so that our sins can be wiped out and we can become righteous people before God. Through believing in Jesus, we become heir of God’s blessings and his kingdom. Paul says that suffering is a good thing because it strengthens us. If you never suffer before, you will not have the motivation to keep on going. When people oppress you, it will stir up a zeal in you to move forward. The Holy Spirit is our helper. He helps us in many things. Every Christian is filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the one that fills our heart with God’s love.
In Romans 5:6-8, Jesus Christ died for us while we are still sinners. No one wants to die for a bad person although there would probably be people who will die for good person. Everyone is selfish and care for themselves most. No one would die for you but Christ did. Christ loves us so much that he left his heavenly position to come down on earth and die for our sins so that we can be reconciled with God.
In Romans 5:9-11, God accepts us after his son Jesus Christ sacrificed himself on the cross. He was beaten by the enemies and he lost a lot of blood in the process. Christ’s life blood allows us to receive salvation and inherit eternal life. God make peace with us because of the blood that Jesus Christ poured out as sacrifice for our sins.
In Romans 5:12-14, Adam sinned so that the entire human race become sinners. Adam was the first person that God had created. The serpent (Satan) deceived Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Eve also gave the fruit to Adam. After they eat the fruit, their eyes are opened and they saw their nakedness. This is a sin because God did not want them to be shy about their nakedness. Not everyone disobey God’s command but they are still sinner. Sin is in our blood because we are the descendants of Adam.
In Romans 5:15, Christ alone shoulder all our sins and sacrificed himself on the cross as sin offering to God so that God’s gift of kindness can be made available to everyone.
In Romans 5:16-17, the sin in Adam’s blood was passed through all the generations so that we become sinners. However, through Jesus’ crucifixion, we were reconciled to God. The consequence of sin is death. If you sin, God will punish you with eternal condemnation in hell. Jesus’ free gift of salvation allows us to receive an abundance of grace from God. Through Jesus, we can become king and reign with him.
In Romans 5:18-19, if Jesus didn’t died for our sins, we have no rights to inherit the eternal life. We would go to hell because God won’t accept sinners in his presence. Because Jesus died for our sins, we have been made acceptable to him.
In Romans 5:20-21, God gave the Law of Moses so that we know what is right or wrong in God’s eyes. By accepting Jesus Christ as our savior, we are entitled to God’s kindness. Christians are different from non-believers in that they have the grace of God. As sons or daughters of God, we can ask God for things and he will give it to us. This makes us special than others. Therefore, when you want something or are facing a difficult situation, you must seek God first.