How did Paul get to this point?
1:18-32 Gentile rebellion
2:1-29 Jewish rebellion
3:1-20 World's rebellion
3:21-31 God's remedy (Christ's death, faith)
4:1-25 Abraham's faith (righteousness
Two Great Truth's of the Gospel
1. Christ died as a sacrifice for our sins, Our transgressions caused His deliverance.
2. He rose again for our justification (focus), Our justification caused His resurrection.
We could not be justified if Christ did not physically resurrect from the dead.
Justification is now an accomplished reality
So, His Resurrection...
1. Is the evidence of approval of God's satisfaction.
2. Secures the application of the merits of His sacrifice.
OUR JUSTIFICATION CAUSED HIS RESURRECTION!