Jesus came to serve a people considerably inferior to Himself as a light to dispel darkness. The Bible tells us that we do not have to live as slaves but as sons of God and heirs to the Father's kingdom. This simply means that despite our undeserving we may turn... ... middle of paper ... ...liever now has assurance that his every sin will be forgiven dependent not on the sacrifice of an animal but on sincere repentance. God loves His people and has provided them with a way by which they can be cleansed and sanctified, making them acceptable to him. The new covenant, therefore, leads to a desire to do what is right.
God’s promise of salvation continues today and forever. Jesus took away our condemnation to sin and replaced it with freedom in Him. “Salvation is by grace, which means freedom from sin by the indwelling, fortifying, cleansing life of the Spirit, and not by works of the law” (Willard, 88). We obey God’s commands not to get into heaven, but because we love Him. Christians today love others and serve God because of the desires of the Spirit.
10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. This verse shows how we are able to be in relationship with God through faith eve... ... middle of paper ... ... people today who aren't seeking to live out a particularly “Godly” life. The justification we receive through Jesus Christ can be imitated in anyone’s life by giving second chances, and being the initiator when it comes to making something good again. The sanctification we receive through the help of the Holy Spirit and our walk to a Godly life can look the same as understanding either our own or someone else’s problems and sticking around to see that thing change.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 11-12, King James Version). This lesson sticks with me because knowing even if people mistreat me, or talk about me, I can keep my head held high because my father in heaven will comfort me with his love and grace. The lessons in the book of Luke (15-31, King James Version) Jesus uses stories to explain how people may stray away, but how we as Christians should either bring or welcome them back. Today’s society forgets these lessons and sees their fellow men as nuisances as back then. Therefore Jesus had to perform miracles for people to see what he said was real.
The forgiveness of sins brings us closer to Christ so that we can experience an abundance of blessings. Sometimes we take for granted the blessings of having joy in times of sorrow, a peace of mind, all our needs met, and even our salvation. The New Testament brings attention to those things and helps us to recognize the greatest blessings of all. Sin is what separates us from receiving all that God desires for our lives. Grace and mercy allows us to still be blessed in spite of our sins.
God has the power to take away pain and suffering he shows Christian that by believing may not be seeing but knowing deep in your heart that he is with you and will not give you more than you can handle. Jesus, himself, has shown Christians that there is still hope to come into the kingdom of Heaven and have eternal peace. The resurrection proved that Christ has the power to forgive sin, defeat God’s enemy, and hold power over
This paper will defend what Christians should mean by 1Timothy 2:3-4, “This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” This scripture has been interpreted many ways by many theologians, but I shall defend the scripture with the knowledge and understanding of what this scripture means. (1) God desires that all men be saved because “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises as some understand slowness, instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9 NIV). Bear in mind that our Lord patience means salvation. (2) “I have no pleasure in death of him who dies says the Lord God: therefore turn yourselves and live (Ezekiel 18:32 KJV).” (3) “Him who comes to me I will certainly not cast out.” (John 6:37 KJV) Because God loves us, His desire is for us to be saved. Jesus loved us so much that he gave his life so that we might have a right to the tree of life.
Therefore, we are justified by faith ("Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."). What is Sanctification? Sanctification is the process of being set apart for God's work and being went along with the image of Christ. This going along with Christ involves the work of the person, but it is still God working in the believer to produce more of a godly character and life in the person who has already been justified ("for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."). It is not immediate because it is not the work of God alone.
By this estimation, it would be impossible for any of us to make it back to Him on our own; we would all fall painfully short of the mark of perfection that qualifies men for Heaven. But our God is also a God of mercy. This does not mean that justice can simply be forgone or ignored; the price of mankind’s sins must be paid. Jesus Christ satisfied these demands of justice, when he suffered for the sins of the world. But the Savior also fulfills the cause of mercy each day as he extends his infinite Atonement to us.
God also asks all of his followers to forgive other because he has forgiven them. With the immense amount of grace that He has it’s hard to not obey him. God has so much power and is so strong that Christians are to obey him and his will. Christians fear the Lord not out of sacredness but instead out of awe of his almighty power and mercy. Although forgiving for selfish reasons do have benefits, it isn’t the right way to approach the situation of forgiveness.