OUTLINE: The Problem of sin.
CONTENT: We all have problems at one time or other in our lives. This problem is sin. Jesus came to solve it because it touches each and every one of us. In Romans 5: 12, Paul writing to the Romans, states that all have sinned. In Genesis Adam and Eve sinned, and their sin passed down to all of us, when they dis-obeyed God’s command and ate the fruit. You could say that we inherited the Sin DNA from them. In this passage there is:
1. A contrast between Sin and Grace:
Sin is any kind of injustice, dis-obedience, wrong doing -anything that separates us from God, while Grace is undeserved favor he gave us despite our faults.
God continues to give us the Grace; he continues to keep us day after day, because of his undeserving mercy and Grace. God is a merciful God. Grace has been extended to all by Jesus Christ.
2. A contrast between Condemnation and Justification:
Through Adam, sin pronounced all guilty, while God has given a free gift of Justification through Jesus Christ. This means God puts us right with him; he treats us as though we never sinned. God covers all our sins; they are buried in the seas of forgetfulness.
3. A contrast between Death and Life:
Vs. 17 – 19 tells us of the eternal separation, which occurs when we continue to live in sin. Let us accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior repent of our sins and we will enter into Paradise with Him.
AUTHOR: Rev. Edward L. Jenkins
TEXT: Romans 5: 12 – 19