Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2008-05-19 ILC Chapel — Trinity Easter Christmas tree: justification,…

2008 Chapels -
Trinity Easter Christmas tree: justification, peace, access to God, faith, hope of heaven, Holy Spirit, God’s love


Date : 2008-05-19
Speaker : Professor Steven Sippert

Romans 5:1–5 (Listen)

Peace with God Through Faith

5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we1 have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith2 into this grace in which we stand, and we3 rejoice4 in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.


[1] 5:1 Some manuscripts let us

[2] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit by faith

[3] 5:2 Or let us; also verse 3

[4] 5:2 Or boast; also verses 3, 11


Hymn: TLH 391, st. 1,2: Blessed Are the Sons of God Organ Audio

1. Blessed are the sons of God,
They are bought with Christ’s own blood;
They are ransomed from the grave,
Life eternal they shall have:
With them numbered may we be
Here and in eternity!

2. They are justified by grace,
They enjoy the Savior’s peace;
All their sins are washed away,
They shall stand in God’s great Day:
With them numbered may we be
Here and in eternity!