Past Facts & Works of Christ

Penang Assemblies Bible Reading Conference 
The Building Blocks of God’s Gospel Romans
Day 1 Thu Mar 24
By Randal Amos from Oregon (


Eternal plan starts with Predestination (Romans 8:29)
Conformed to the image of His Son

Past facts & works of Christ (History)
Resurrection; Propitiation; Redemption; Condemnation; Law

The foundation is a person (Son of God)
Condemnation definition: assigned to judgment & worthy of it
Gospel starts with the wrath of God; Knowing why we need salvation
Why do we ALL need salvation (and Paul proves it!)
Looking at God’s design you will know about the designer
Creation of the world shows God

Since we are condemned, can we keep the law & be saved?

“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.” ~Romans‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The Law is not the solution. It merely reveals the symptoms. Only redemption saves us from condemnation. I’s not our Works but what He did
Works don’t bring you to salvation, but comes after salvation

Redemption definition: to make a wrong right
Redemption is about paying the right price:

“To redeem the 273 firstborn Israelites who exceed the number of the Levites, collect five shekels for each one, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs.” ‭‭~Numbers‬ ‭3:46-47‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Jesus redeemed us as is sinless thus able to substitute for us, perfect thus accepted like a lamb without blemish
My salvation is not today but based on what happened yesterday

The doctrine of propitiation
Propitiation definition: To appease; To satisfy a person’s righteous anger; Mercies
Christ is our mercy seat; He is our propitiation, fully satisfying God

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~‭Romans‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Resurrection: my proof is the empty grave that He died for my sins
God has given the assurance that what He did on the cross is accepted by God

“He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” ~Romans‬ ‭4:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬