Lesson 5 (10-31-18)

Session 5
Q. But wait! There’s more?
A. Since God has justified us, we have peace with God and much, much more.

Read about peace
John 14:15–27 (Romans 5:1)
How can you have peace with God?
What did Jesus say about true peace?

Read about hope
1 Peter 1:13–21 (Romans 5:1–5)
Have you ever been disappointed in something?
What do these verses say about the hope God gives?
How can you give other people hope when they are in despair?

Read about suffering
1 Peter 3:13–17 and James 1:2–4 (Romans 5:1–5)
What do suffering and trials produce in your life?
How and for what can you give thanks to God when things are bad?

Read about God’s love
John 3:16–21 (Romans 5:6–9)
How do you know God loves you?
How do you respond to his love?

Read about reconciliation
2 Corinthians 5:17–21 (Romans 5:10–11)
Since we have been reconciled to God, what ministry has God given us?
What does this mean to you?
What would this mean in your relationships to your family members, friends, schoolmates, etc.?

This passage is talking about sharing the gospel of Christ with others who are not reconciled to God. But, there is another application you can make: Are you alienated from someone? Do you need to reconcile with him or her? Are you willing to take the first step?

Wrap it up in prayer
• Think of a difficult situation you’re in. Ask God to help you to keep trusting him. Thank him for always being with you and comforting you.
• Pray for people you know who need to be reconciled to God. Ask God to show them his grace and mercy. Pray about any person that you need to be reconciled to, asking God to break down the wall between you and that person.
• Thank God for the “much more” you have learned—the peace, hope, and grace you have in Christ and his love for you.