Many Christians have an identity crisis
The Gospel (Good News)
Creation- God made everything, mankind in His image, good
-results: “God saw that it was good”
Fall- Humans rejected God’s authority, we are
-results: everyone is born a sinner, and does sin, condemned
Jesus- God sent His Son to die in our place
-results: we can trust in the work of Jesus to save us
Response- God invites everyone to receive salvation through
Faith in what Jesus did to take our sins away.
Everyone Needs the Gospel
Respond by faith
Sinner saved by Grace!
Believers STILL need the Gospel
Sinner saved by grace!
-we still struggle with the flesh
Respond by faith
-we depend completely on Christ to help us overcome sin
-our gratitude motivates our desire to share the Good News!
A Christian is No Longer Condemned!
Set Free from Sin vs 2
God lives in you vs 9-10
Made alive vs 11
A Child of God vs 15-16
When a Christian Sins…
Remember who you are “In Christ”
Stop Performing & Pretending
-Performing- prideful, self-righteous, trying to earn favor
-Pretending- ashamed, hiding sin, not accepting God’s favor
Accept God’s Total Forgiveness
Trust God, not your “Flesh”
Romans 8:1 Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those
in Christ Jesus
If you have not placed your faith in Christ-
-Admit your sin
-Believe in what Jesus did for you
-Confess your faith in Jesus Christ
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