Saved From God's Wrath
The wondrous and joy giving truth of the gospel is that while we were enemies of God, He sent Jesus to die for the ungodly. We are totally undeserving, weak and unable to save ourselves. But God has demonstrated his love for us and His holiness in sending Jesus to die for sinners. It is only through Jesus' death and life that we receive reconciliation to God.
Community Group Questions
- What is the opposite of not being at peace with God?
- Are you at peace with God? If yes, how has that been made possible? If no, why not?
- How do we receive God's love? (verse 5)
- How does Paul describe our condition and character when Christ died for us? (see verses 6, 7, 8, 10)
- For whom did Christ die? (verse 6) Why is this wonderful news?
- Do we in any way merit or live up to God's standard and hence deserve to be saved?
- If Jesus died for us while we were yet sinners, what has motivated him to do so?
- How are we reconciled unto God? What had to take place?
- How does God maintain his holiness, righteousness, justice and be reconciled to sinful humanity simultaneously? In other words, how does he judge our sin and yet reconcile us unto himself?
- Is there any other way to be reconciled unto God? Such as merit? or works? Or sincere earnestness? If no, why not?
- What does and should reconciliation to God produce in us?