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Delivered By
Bob Petersen
Delivered On
April 1, 2018
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The Life You Choose

 

What was the main purpose of what Jesus did for us?

  • So that we can have our sins forgiven when we need it?

    • With this we need to be forgiven every time we fail.

 

Jesus rejoined us to our Heavenly Father

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 NAS 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

    • God reconciled us to Him at our Father and then instructs us through His Word to keep us safe and help us grow.

 

Jesus died ONCE for ALL sins

  • Romans 6:8-11 NAS 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

  • 1 Peter 3:18 NLT Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.

 

Jesus HAS already paid for every sin everyone has and will commit

  • 1 John 2:2 AMP And He [that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

  • John 1:29 NAS The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

 

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The following tells us the difference between these saved lives:

  • Romans 6:12-16 NAS 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! 16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?

 


Romans 8:18-20 NAS 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.