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1 Welcome to the Adult Two Couples Class Immanuel Baptist Church

2 Question of the Day What is your job and what do you like most about it?

3 Announcements Monthly fellowships October? October? 5 th Sunday Breakfast 5 th Sunday Breakfast October 30 th October 30 th November Fellowship November Fellowship Willmans on Saturday, 5 Nov Willmans on Saturday, 5 Nov

4 Prayer Requests

5 Question of the Day What is your job and what do you like most about it?

6 Context The Book of Romans Written by Paul to the church at Rome Written by Paul to the church at Rome Composed of Jewish & Greek Christians Composed of Jewish & Greek Christians It is the longest letter of the Apostle It is the longest letter of the Apostle Probably written around 56 A.D. Probably written around 56 A.D. Jews in the church were causing problems Jews in the church were causing problems Paul answers with a message of salvation by grace through faith Paul answers with a message of salvation by grace through faith

7 Key Truth Sin presents a problem that God solves through His abundant grace.

8 Overview Grace is Needed Grace is Needed Grace Rules! Grace Rules! Grace is Offered in Abundance Grace is Offered in Abundance

9 Romans 5 : Genesis 3:19 Grace is Needed

10 Devastating consequence of Adams sin Devastating consequence of Adams sin All sin can be traced back to Adams original sin All sin can be traced back to Adams original sin Gen 3:19 Gen 3:19 The curse of sin is passed on to each generation The curse of sin is passed on to each generation None of us can escape the curse of sin None of us can escape the curse of sin None of us will escape a physical death None of us will escape a physical death Immediate consequences of Adams sin Immediate consequences of Adams sin It disturbed the relationship between man and God It disturbed the relationship between man and God The Law proved our sinfulness The Law proved our sinfulness

11 Grace is Needed The prevalence of death is a function of the prevalence of sin The prevalence of death is a function of the prevalence of sin Sin is sin, even if we didnt eat the forbidden fruit Sin is sin, even if we didnt eat the forbidden fruit No one can sit back and say, Its not my fault… No one can sit back and say, Its not my fault… Death proves our physical accountability for sin Death proves our physical accountability for sin Adam is the father of sin and death Adam is the father of sin and death In the beginning, God had the Way for us to overcome sin In the beginning, God had the Way for us to overcome sin

12 Romans 5 : Grace Rules!

13 Difference between Adams sin & Gods solution Sin created two related problems Immediate spiritual death The beginning of physical death Gods plan dealt with each consequence of sin through one process Spiritual death is overcome through sacrifice Physical death is overcome by Gods grace In other words… Adams sin brought about a death sentence The world of sin Adam created necessitated a life sentence

14 Grace Rules! Gods grace defeats sins death sentence Adams death sentence is upon all of us from the time we are born Spiritual death Physical death Gods grace is the solution for problem Adam created Both aspects of death are remedied by Grace We are restored spiritually now We are restored physically later Though grace is offered freely, it must be received

15 Romans 5 : Grace is Offered in Abundance

16 Similarities between Adams sin & Gods solution Similarities between Adams sin & Gods solution One man, Adam, condemned us to death through his sin One man, Adam, condemned us to death through his sin One man, Jesus, made it right and gave back the life sin took away One man, Jesus, made it right and gave back the life sin took away The Law only made things worse The Law only made things worse The law highlighted and made our sins more evident The law highlighted and made our sins more evident Having the Law just created more lawbreakers Having the Law just created more lawbreakers Even so, sin cannot compete with all forgiving grace Even so, sin cannot compete with all forgiving grace

17 Grace is Offered in Abundance John Newton (1725 – 1807)

18 Grace is Offered in Abundance Where are you living today? Where are you living today? Paul proffers a solution to the death sentence of sin Paul proffers a solution to the death sentence of sin Living in sin is living in death Living in sin is living in death Spiritually dead to God Spiritually dead to God Physically dying to suffer a real eternal separation from God Physically dying to suffer a real eternal separation from God Living under grace is living eternally in Christs righteousness Living under grace is living eternally in Christs righteousness Spiritually right with God now-a picture of whats to come Spiritually right with God now-a picture of whats to come Physically resurrected to eternal life in Gods presence Physically resurrected to eternal life in Gods presence Are you living under the sentence of death or the sentence of life? Are you living under the sentence of death or the sentence of life?

19 Overview Grace is Needed Grace is Needed Grace Rules! Grace Rules! Grace is Offered in Abundance Grace is Offered in Abundance

20 Adult Two Couples Class


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