August 2nd Sermon:
Spiritual Warfare: The Unseen Battle (Series)
We are One in Christ!
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
God’s ‘righteousness’ stands at the heart of these verses. How can we be righteous before God? What are three areas you struggle with consistently?
There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Not a single person, by their own efforts are able to measure up to the glory of God.
Do you struggle seeing any person or people group as equal?
25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
God’s justification of those who believe is provided freely, without charge by His grace.
The death of Christ on the cross was the price of payment for our sin which secured release from the bondage of Satan and sin for every person who trusts God’s promise of forgiveness and salvation.
Are you religious or do you have a personal faith in Jesus?