May 7, 2016
He kept the Law,
atoned for sin,
and satisfied God’s wrath.
He took our filthy rags and gave us
His righteous robe.
We affirm that Jesus is the perfect and supreme image of God, and that to be truly human is to be conformed to His image.
We also deny that sin is inherent to true humanity or that Jesus’ sinlessness is incompatible with His being truly human.
People who believe in free will believe evil is part of that “freedom”. Yet, Christ as a human truly had a free will, yet evil or sin was not in His nature. That is a what a free will looks like.
Therefore He had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. (Heb. 2:17–18).
Propitiate (To make favorably inclined: appease)
Propitiation: the act of propitiating, conciliation.
1 Cor. 15:45 Jesus is the Last Adam
So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.
Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.
Grace: Giving us what we DON’T deserve.
And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin.
1,2,3, 4 punch
For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation,
but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.
For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. *difference: “all men” extent vs effect
For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 5:12–21).
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5).
In the statement it begins with “For Us”
God want’s to make sure one thing is settled for you. Your Salvation.
1. That You Are going to Heaven
2. How you are going to heaven.
Why? How you live your life, is based on what you know.
Someone who truly understands and feels loved by God, wants to Love God back.
1. By pursuing Him. TO KNOW HIM. And OBEY HIM.
2. The Bible is the most direct way to Know God.
3. The Christian is compelled by LOVE to want to know what is in the Bible. Because that is how we pursue God.
1John 3:1. But whoever obeys His Word, truly in this person the Love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.
Jude 1: 20
But you, dear friends, as you build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit,
21 keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for Eternal Life.