God’s Wonderful Grace

Series: Recalibrate | Week 5: Reverse the Curse

Day Five Romans 5:18-21

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage.

18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.

20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
– Romans 5:18-21 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. How are Adam and Christ similar (verses 18-19)?
2. What happens as people sin (verse 20)? How did the law make this clearer?
3. What are the results of God’s wonderful grace (verse 21)?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your journal to answer the following application prompts.
1. What does this passage teach me about God?
2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?
3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Learning: Bible Project’s Overview of the Second Half of Romans

For Families with Kids at Home:
Paul talks about the fact that when Adam disobeyed God, it introduced sin and its consequences into the world - consequences that we’re still feeling today. But when Jesus obeyed God by living a perfect life and dying on the cross, His obedience covered Adam’s sin, and every sin ever committed - including ours!

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
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