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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our Problem/God's Solution

Our Problem
Problem: God' standard is perfection (Not guilty of Law breaking/sinning) and His justice demands a penalty for sin.

Rom.3:10- As it is written, there is no righteous person, not even one.
Rom. 3:23- All have sinned and fall short of God's glory.
Rom. 6:23a- The wages that sin pays are death,

God's Solution
Solution: Christ's blood sacrifice at Calvary was a fully satisfying payment for our sin.

Rom. 5:8- But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
II Cor. 5:21- God caused the one who didn't know sin to be sin for our sake so that through him we could become the righteousness of God.

Our Responsibilty
Faith: Rely exclusively upon Christ's work on the Cross (Death, Burial, & Resurrection) to be sufficient payment for our sin. Faith is in general, the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true. It's primary idea is trust. A thing is true and therefore worthy of trust.

Eph 2:8-9-You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith.[a] This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. 9 It’s not something you did that you can be proud of.
Rom. 4:4-5-Workers’ salaries aren’t credited to them on the basis of an employer’s grace but rather on the basis of what they deserve. 5 But faith is credited as righteousness to those who don’t work, because they have faith in God who makes the ungodly righteous.
Rom. 4:20-21-He didn’t hesitate with a lack of faith in God’s promise, but he grew strong in faith and gave glory to God. 21 He was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised.

Assurance: To know for sure you have eternal life as a free gift, your sins forever forgiven, know heaven is your home when you die and have peace with God while you are here.

Rom. 5:1- Therefore, since we have been made righteous through his faithfulness combined with our faith,[a] we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 1:13-You too heard the word of truth in Christ, which is the good news of your salvation. You were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit because you believed in Christ.
Romans 8:38-39-I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers 39or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.

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