At-Home Bible Study

This page contains an interactive Bible study that you can do at home.  These Bible studies are changed each week, and they coordinate with the Bible lessons taught in Morningside's Sunday School each Sunday.

The At-Home Bible Study is easy to use.  Simply print this page, get your Bible and a pen or pencil, and begin learning.  If your Bible isn’t handy, click on the verse references to read the Bible verses on your computer screen.  The studies are interactive, so you will be asked to read specific scripture verses and answer questions.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn from God's Word, the Bible.

Bookmark this page and come back each week to study the Bible in your own home.  To further your Bible learning, come to Sunday School at Morningside Baptist Church each Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

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October 11, 2015

Romans 5:1-11

Benefits of Justification




You have seen the commercial – a frustrated housewife discovers the latest kitchen miracle that will turn her nasty chores into a pleasure.  It’s not available in stores, but the good news is you can get one for only $29.95 plus shipping and handling.  Then comes the famous line: “But wait – there’s more!”  If you call right away they will double your order and send you other valuable gadgets.

Those commercials always seem to have a “But wait – there’s more!” line, don’t they?  The manufacturers are counting on added benefits to help sell their products.

When we trust Jesus Christ as Savior we receive forgiveness, eternal life, and the guarantee of a home in heaven.  Those things are fantastic and certainly sufficient reason to desire a relationship with Christ, but the Bible tells us there are many more benefits and blessings of justification.  You’ll find some in this lesson.

Romans 5:1

“Therefore being _____________ by ________ …”


Remember that justification means being declared completely innocent, just as if no sin had ever been committed.  That’s the only way to have a relationship with God.  We learned last week that justification comes by faith, not by doing good works.  The word therefore lets us know that the things that follow are the results or benefits of being justified.  Look back at verse 1.

Romans 5:1

Benefit # 1: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have _________ with _______ through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Unsaved persons are enemies of God (Romans 5:10; 8:7; James 4:4), but justification gives us peace with God.


Romans 5:2

Benefit # 2: “By whom also we have __________ by faith into this _________ wherein we stand ….”  Our justification gives us access to God (Eph. 2:18; 3:12; Heb. 10:19) and to His wonderful grace.

Benefit # 3: What do we have to rejoice in?


Romans 5:3

Benefit # 4: And not only so, but we _________ in ________________ also…”


Trials and difficulties come to both saved and unsaved persons – no one can escape them.  The believer can glory in tribulations because he knows that God is working all things together for his good (Romans 8:28).  Verses 3-5 explain what tribulations do for us.

Romans 5:3

“… knowing that tribulation worketh __________.”


Romans 5:4

“And patience, ______________; and experience, ________.”


Romans 5:5

“And hope maketh not ___________.”


Here’s how it works.  Tribulation in the believer’s life produces patience.  The patient believer learns by experience that God will be faithful to him even in times of tribulation; and this experience of God’s past faithfulness gives the believer reason to hope.  Such an experienced, hopeful believer will not be ashamed of his trials.

Romans 5:5

Benefit # 5: What does God put in our hearts?


The love of God is in our hearts because He has given the Holy Spirit to live within us.


Romans 5:6

Benefit # 6: “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ ________ for the ___________.”


Very few people will lay down their life, even for someone who is righteous (v. 7).  Read verse 8 to see what Jesus did.

Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth (demonstrated) His love toward us, in that, while we were yet ___________, Christ ________ for us.”


Verses 9-11 contain five more benefits of justification.

Romans 5:9

Benefit # 7: “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be _________ from ________ through Him.”  Unsaved persons are objects of God’s wrath and condemnation (Romans 1:18; 2:5-8; John 3:18), but believers have been saved from wrath.


Romans 5:10

Benefits # 8 and # 9: “For if, when we were enemies, we were ______________ to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be _________ by His life.”


Romans 5:11

Benefits # 10 and # 11: “And not only so, but we also _______ in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the ____________.”


God offers us the free gift of justification by faith in His Son Jesus Christ, “But wait – there’s more!”  Consider these benefits:

  1. Peace with God – v. 1

  2. Access by faith into God’s grace – v. 2

  3. Reason to hopev. 2

  4. Enabling us to glory in tribulationsv. 3-5

  5. The love of God in us through the Holy Spirit – v. 5

  6. Christ’s death for our sinv. 6-8

  7. Spared from God’s wrathv. 9

  8. Reconciliation with God – v. 10

  9. Salvationv. 10

  10. Joy in God through Jesus – v. 11

  11. Atonementv. 11

Concluding Thoughts: You didn’t earn those blessings, you don’t deserve them, and you could never pay for them.  They are the result of receiving new life through faith in Jesus.  Thank God for each of these wonderful blessings.  Take a moment to thank Him now.



Project: Memorize Romans 5:8.  Thank God daily for His blessings.

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