Understand What Christ Has Done

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Understand What Christ Has Done

God, because of His great love for His creation, sent His Son Jesus into the world so that sinners may be reconciled to God (John 3:16; 1 John 4:8-10)

  • Peace with God was made possible by everything Jesus did on behalf of sinners.  This includes His Life, Death, and Resurrection.
  • His Life
  • Jesus did for sinners what they could not do for themselves.  He succeeded where we failed (Rom. 5:1)
  • Jesus is God (John 1:1)
  • Jesus became a man (John 1:14)
  • Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 1 Pet. 2:22)
  • His Death
  • God has provided atonement between Himself and sinners through the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross (Rom. 3:23-26; Col. 1:19-20; 2:13-15)
  • Jesus died as the substitute for sinners; He died in our place (Rom. 5:8; 1 Pet. 3:18)
  • At the cross, an amazing exchange took place: our sins were credited to Jesus; His righteousness is credited to those who follow Him (2 Cor. 5:21)
  • His Resurrection
  • Jesus’ death is not the end of the story.
  • Three days later, He arose victorious from the grave!
  • Death has been defeated! (1 Cor. 15:54-57; 2 Tim. 1:10)
  • Jesus’ resurrection is proof that God has approved His ministry (Acts 17:31)
  • Jesus’ resurrection brings us justification before God (Rom. 4:25)
  • Jesus’ resurrection is the promise of resurrection for His people (Rom. 5:5; 1 Cor. 15:20-23) 
  • Jesus alone is Savior and Lord! (John 11:25-26; John 14:6)
  • The blessings of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection apply only to those who will follow Him as Savior and Lord.
  • By His life, Jesus attained righteousness on sinners’ behalf.
  • By His death, Jesus paid the penalty that sinners owed.
  • By His resurrection, Jesus defeated death for all who will follow Him.
  • This response to follow Jesus is called conversion.