Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Acceptance Worship Center Ministry
Mid-Week Bible Study
Pastor Mark James
Focal Book of Study – Romans
What does Salvation means?
Cont. – Romans 3:21- 5:21
Justification – Def: is God's act of removing the guilt and penalty of sin while at the same time declaring a sinner righteous through Christ's atoning sacrifice. 
Note 1: When you read the word “justify” in the Scriptures, associate the word “righteous” with it because they come from the same root of the Greek word.
Note 2: Verse 24, 26, & 28.  In justification God declares a sinner righteous on the basis of his faith in Jesus Christ.
Redemption – Def: the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
Note 3: (3:24) means “to deliver, or save, by paying a price.”  So He paid the price for our salvation, our justification.  Look up 1 Cor. 6:20
Note 4: Everyone is in need of redemption. Our natural condition was characterized by guilt: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Christ’s redemption has freed us from guilt, being “justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
The benefits of redemption include eternal life (Revelation 5:9-10), forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7), righteousness (Romans 5:17), freedom from the law’s curse (Galatians 3:13), adoption into God’s family (Galatians 4:5), deliverance from sin’s bondage (Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:14-18), peace with God (Colossians 1:18-20), and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). To be redeemed, then, is to be forgiven, holy, justified, free, adopted, and reconciled. See also Psalm 130:7-8; Luke 2:38; and Acts 20:28.
The word redeem means “to buy out.” The term was used specifically in reference to the purchase of a slave’s freedom. The application of this term to Christ’s death on the cross is quite telling. If we are “redeemed,” then our prior condition was one of slavery. God has purchased our freedom, and we are no longer in bondage to sin or to the Old Testament law. This metaphorical use of “redemption” is the teaching of Galatians 3:13 and 4:5.
Propitiation – (3:25) Def: Means simply “satisfaction.” 
Christ is our propitiation, a satisfactory sacrifice, if we accept His shed blood.
Note 5: Look up Hebrews 2:17.  The same word translated “mercy seat” is the same as “propitiation.”