Unshakable Hope! This Sunday is Session 11. There is no condemnation in Christ.
I can’t wait to explore the truth of this promise with you Sunday. This is the story that you and I could never have written and never have imagined. This promise is one that only God could’ve come up with. Man has demonstrated how he would figure out the balance sheets of heaven and God’s way is far superior and unique. No person thought this up. I’m excited to explore this with you. You get this right and you live in full joy. You miss this promise and perfect joy might escape you at every turn. Join us and liberate a friend by bringing him/her along.
Sunday at 10 for a small group discussion and building Christian life-long relationships. 11 am for Worship and The Word. (Worship and The Word will become an honor when you understand this promise).
God’s promise: There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8.1.
My promise: I will find forgiveness in the finished work of Christ.
Read Acts 9.1-19. Paul meets the Risen Christ.
Paul understood none of us can meet the perfect standard of Christ. God solution was to place our sin on his son and punish it there. What do you owe a God who would do that?
“Gone is the fear of falling short! Gone is the anxious quest for right behavior. Gone are the nagging questions: Have I done enough? Am I good enough? Will I achieve enough? The legalist finds rest. The atheist finds hope.”
These will help you navigate this wondrous promise:
- Read Isaiah 53.4-6. What does this passage say about your condition before God? What did Price do to remove this condition from you?
- Romans 3.21-26. How does this passage show that God never compromised is standard when it comes to punishing sin?
- 2 Corinthians 5.18-21. How did God bring reconciliation between himself and human kind? What is your part in sharing this good news with others?
- 1 Peter 2.21-25. What example did Jesus set for you? How should your life change when you choose to except Jesus‘s sacrifice for you on the cross?
Write a prayer thanking God for this gift of salvation from the penalty of your sins. For example “Father it is difficult for me to truly comprehend how much you were willing to do to reconcile me to you. Help me to live in a way that reflects my gratitude and appreciation for what you have done.“
Think about some of the people in your life who still need to hear this promise of no condemnation in Christ. Way down some ways you could begin to be an ambassador for God in reaching these people. Pray for God‘s strength and wisdom and his words to say.
Let this promise shock you into wonder and anticipation.