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  • Writer's pictureDaniel Grimwade

The Battle of the Giants – Grace Reigns


 

"Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!" Romans 5:9


Romans 5:12-26

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned – 13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: the judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Grace of Jesus Christ is far more powerful than sin and death

  1. Meet Giant 1: AdamNamed in v14 – otherwise referred to as “one man”: v12, 15, 16, 17, 19 This one man acted on behalf of all humanityWhat did he do on our behalf? Sinned: v12 – events of Genesis 3 What is the consequence of his sin? Death: v12, 15, 16, 17, 18

  2. Meet Giant 2: Jesus ChristNamed in v15 – otherwise referred to as “one man”: v15, 17, 19 He too is federal head acting on behalf of others. Differences:

  3. a)  MoCve: giE vs wages: v15

  4. b)  Verdict: jusCficaCon vs condemnaXon: v16

  5. c)  Outcome: life vs death: v17. Also: abundance vs slavery

  6. Ba>le of the GiantsWho will be victorious? Satan thought he had ruined God’s humanity God uses the same mechanism to bring life, salvation & righteousness Grace reigns: v17. Jesus Christ can overcome and destroy even death

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