by Ernest Easley

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God's Redeeming Power (17 of 18)
Series: The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Romans 5:1-11

Now turn with me to Romans 5 as we continue our series of messages under the heading:
The If's, Ands and Buts of the Bible
As I mentioned to you last time together .. we're nearing the end of this series of messages from the Bible. If this was a mile run, four laps around a track, not only are we now on the last lap, we're on the home stretch! We can see the finish line.
Hopefully by now you know that when we talk about the "If's" of the Bible, that we're talking about The Promises of God. The "Ands" of the Bible point us to The Provisions of God. And then finally, the "Buts" of the Bible point us to The Providence of God.
And for the last couple of weeks, we've been considering some of the "Buts" of the Bible. Aren't you grateful today for The Providence of God in your life? That is .. that not only does God have our backs, He has our fronts! That He's working behind the scenes of our life, even as we sit here this morning, to accomplish His purposes and plans.
Do you understand that it's because of The Providence of God, that in every circumstance and challenge we face .. we can REST not FRET … we can TRUST not FEAR .. and we can STAND not FALL.
It's because of The Providence of God that we can experience that "peace that surpasses all understanding" that Paul talks about in Philippians 4.
Now in considering some of the "Buts" of the Bible .. we've thought about God's RESTRAINING Power and His RESTORING Power. Today from Romans 5 we're thinking about ..
God's Redeeming Power
Romans 5.1-11
5 "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and persever ...

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