Living an Extraordinary Life in Right Relationship with God: The Doctrine of Justification (9 of 42) by Rick Ferguson

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A Solid Place to Stand: A Doctrinal Survey of the Book of Romans (9 of 42)
Living an Extraordinary Life in Right Relationship with God: The Doctrine of Justification
Rick Ferguson
Romans 5:1-5


When you think of Colorado you think of the majestic Rocky Mountains. And one of the most popular recreational sports in our state is mountain climbing. And one of the goals of a lot of mountain climbers is to scale all the fourteen thousand footers in our state. (I believe there are more than 50 mountains that rise above 14,000 feet)

The Book of Romans is like the state of Colorado. It has quite possible more "mountain peak" verses than any other book of the Bible. I am sure it is the book of the Bible that is most often quoted. And it has more "14,000" foot mountain peak verses than any other book.

And if the Book of Romans is like the State of Colorado with is numerous mountain peak verses, the Chapter five of Romans has to be the "Summit County" of Romans. It is the one chapter than has the most 14,000 footers of any chapter in the book.

EXAMPLE: Just look at Romans 5, and let me show you three "Scriptural Summits" that rise above all others in the magnitude of their blessing to us. (Rom 5:1; Rom 5:6; Rom 5:8; Rom 5:17; Rom 5:20)

Well, we are going to scale one of those Fourteeners today.... Let's put our attention on one of the most majestic verses in all the Bible, Romans 5:1.

NOTE: Aren't you thankful for the marvelous grace of God?...

• I mean, do you ever stop to think where you might be if God had not interrupted your life, broke into your life, and saved you?
• Thank God, for the grace that broke into my life, and saved me from myself. I don't know about you, but I would have totally self-destructed by now if it had not been for the pure grace of God. I had the capacity to...
Wreck my life...
Wreck my marriage...
Wreck my children emotionally...
I had the capacity to wreck it all, and I know me well enou ...

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