Boasting in the Cross of Jesus Christ

Romans 5:6-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ in Our Place

For when we were still without strength, [a]in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.


  1. Romans 5:6 at the right time


Introduction: Paul’s declaration seems odd but nevertheless significant and meaningful, not only to him but to all believers in Christ. The boasting is not so much in the cross itself but in what it represents. In Romans 5:6-11, there are 3 truths about the cross of Jesus Christ that should serve as reasons for Paul’s boasting in the cross as well as ours.

I The Cross of _________________ (vs. 6-8)
On that cross, Jesus died as our Substitute. he died on our behalf.

II The Cross of _________________ (v.9)
On that cross, Jesus paid the price for our salvation. He shed His blood.

III The Cross of _________________ (vs. 10,11)
On that cross, Jesus bridged the span that separated us from God and thereby removed the enmity that existed since the fall of man.