Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: January 12, 2015
In the English Bible the word "therefore" is used over 700 times. Almost every time an author pens this transitional word, he is intending for us, the reader, to understand God, ourselves, and the world around us in such a profound way that it causes change and action in our lives. What proceeds after that word leads us to unearth our identity and purpose. It helps us know what we are here for. Join us during our Therefore series to discover not only what Grace Point Church is here for, but what you are here for as well. Therefore: January 11th-25th
Romans 1:16-17 ESV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.