Sunday Morning: July 24, 2005
Text: Romans 5:5-10 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Hebrews 6:5-6 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world [age] to come
[present active participle],
6 If they shall fall away, to
renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God (high priest)
afresh, and put him to an
GARMENTS COVER SHAME
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
BUY GOLD, RAIMENT, EYESALVE
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Revelation 19:8 And to her (His bride) was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness [righteous acts] of saints.
HOPE OF GLORY
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace (power, strength) wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
MADE KNOWN TO HIS SAINTS
Colossians 1:26-27 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
CALLED TO HIS KINGDOM AND GLORY
1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
NOT ALL CALLED
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen [call out, elect].
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation [calling] wherewith ye are called,
A WORTHY WALK
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
OUR FAITH AND HOPE
1 Peter 1:20-21 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you (the elect v.1), 21 Who by him (Christ) do believe [present active participle] in God, that raised him (Christ) up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
THE “YOU” OF VERSE 20
1 Peter 1:1 ASV Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect who are sojourners of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY
Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
THE LAMB OF GOD
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
CHRIST DIED FOR US
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us , in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
CHRIST DIED FOR ALL
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
BELOVED, CALLED, SAINTS
Romans 1:6-7 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our  Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6 For when we  were yet without strength (grace), in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
ABRAHAM, FATHER OF “US, WE”
Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us  all,
THE FATHER OF THE BELIEVING
Romans 4:11-12 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he (Abraham) might be the father of all them that believe [present active participle], though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our  father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
“US”, THE ONES BELIEVING
Romans 4:24-25 But for us  also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe [present active participle] on him (God the Father) that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead (and gave him glory); 25 Who was delivered for our  offences, and was raised again for our  justification.
WALK WORTH OF THIS CALLING
2 Thessalonians 1:10-11 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired [wonder, marvel, astonished] in all them that believe [aorist (but did not believe present tense)] (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day (the millennial kingdom day). 11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: