SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF SALVATION IN CHRIST

PART TWO

"EXULTATION IN TRIBULATION"

ROMANS 5:3-5

  1. THE BIBLE IS VERY CANDID ABOUT THE SUFFERINGS BELIEVERS WILL HAVE TO ENDURE IN THIS LIFE.
    1. The Elect Are Subject To All Of The Afflictions Of Life That Lost People Experience.
    2. The Elect Are Subject To Even Greater Pressure Because Of Their Position.
    3. The Elect Are Subject To The Scrutiny Of Their Reaction To The Acid Tests Of Their Christianity.
  2. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT A BELIEVER CAN BE JUST AS JUBILANT IN HIS PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES AS HE IS IN THE PROSPECT HIS FUTURE.
    1. This Is So Because Of What He Knows (5:3)
    2. This Is So Because The Circumstances Of Life "Work Down" To Their Proper Conclusions.
  3. THE BIBLE SUGGESTS A PROCESS WHICH INCLUDES PROGRESSIVE STAGES (5:3-5)
    1. Tribulation Produces Patience (Endurance)
    2. Patience Produces Experience (Genuine Approval)
    3. Experience Produces Hope
      1. That Hope Will Not Put Us To Shame
      2. That Hope Will Be Accompanied By An Outpouring Of God's Sustaining Love.