"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom we have access into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Rom 5:1-2. In this portion we learn great truth, and find an equation for hope.
The 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians begins with a clear description of the good news of Christ's resurrection followed by a rebuke of the leaven of the Sadducees that there is no resurrection. "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept." 1st Co 15:20
"But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many." Romans 5:15
"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." 1st Co 15:22. We continue our look at the 15th chapter as the Apostle Paul continues to debunk the heresy that there is no resurrection of the dead.
We take a detailed look at the specifics of the resurrection in this portion of Scripture. We do well to meditate on this truth, as it pertains to our future glory. "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star
"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid." Romans 6:1-2. The Apostle continues his doctrinal treatise in the 6th chapter of Romans by expounding on the death, and rebirth, of those in Christ.
"But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter." Romans 7:5. During this hour, we continue looking closely at the law and its relationship to both the just and the unjust.
In this portion of Scripture, Paul makes the dual-natured Christian life so obvious that it can be no mistake that so many teach otherwise. "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom 7:24
In this message, we dive right into the text of 2nd Corinthians Chapter 1. The Lord does not waste any words as He immediately speaking of the comfort which He provides for His children.