Undeserved Privilege

Series: Recalibrate | Week 5: Reverse the Curse

Day One Romans 5:1-5 

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

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
– Romans 5:1-5 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. After reading the first four chapters of Romans, how would you define “peace with God” in verse 1?
2. What privileges do followers of Jesus possess (verses 2, 5)?
3. As followers of Jesus, how should our perspective of both our present and our future change (verses 2-5)?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your Recalibrate 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 Reading: A further look into peace with God

For Families with Kids at Home:
Paul says that we should rejoice when we go through things that are hard. That can be difficult for most adults, and even more so for kids! But Paul knows that there are certain things God wants to help us grow in, and sometimes those things can only grow when we’re going through hard things!

If your child is in a hard season right now, encourage them that God sees them and God is with them! God wants to help them grow in this season!

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.