The One Man: One With Christ / Romans 5:1-11

The primary gift we receive in salvation is not this or that benefit; it is Jesus Christ in the fullness of his saving person.
— Marcus Johnson

All people have gone our own way and wandered off into darkness. God's rescue of us is not merely to forgive that foolishness; it is also to guide us back into the light. By connecting us to the atoning life and death of Jesus, God both swallows up the penalty of our sin and transforms us into the obedience of his Son. He marries us into the finished work of Christ, so that everything we are is now defined by this One Man. In oneness with him, we are justified and sanctified.