Summary: Don’t be discouraged...Don’t be condemned. Christ has done in you, what He said would do.
Fads growing up...
Styles Change so Fast...One thing one day...something else the next
Who Christ has made you ....NOW
1. Now... you have been justified
Romans 5 (quickview) : 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
I hear Christians use term “Saved” a lot.
“Are you saved?” “He died but, he was saved”
I often wanna ask, “SAVED FROM WHAT?”
Answers: “From my Sin” “From Hell”... Those are true
But The main thing you were saved from was.... GOD’S WRATH
Missing Hell is awesome... Hell Can’t hold a candle to God’s Wrath
The only way to be spared from someone’s wrath...MAKE THINGS RIGHT
When Christ Died... He made things Right... Right between us and God
When You accept Christ...YOU BECOME JUSTIFIED...MADE RIGHT
Justified- JUST AS IF I’D NEVER SINNED
I know Christians Trying to get their life right...So they can go to church
NOW..... YOU HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED
2. Now...you have been delivered from the law
Romans 7 (quickview) : 6 But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
What is the Law? 613 laws give to Moses on Sinai. THE BIG TEN
I know Christians trying to live every day following the 10 Commandments
You’ve been delivered from the Law...Bro Shane I don’t wanna be
When You become a Child of God... YOU DON”T NEED THE LAW
You have the HOLY SPIRIT LIVING IN YOU... You don’t need a law
Christ died so you didn’t have to obey tablets of stones...
Christ died... So you could have a relationship with HIM.. LIVE LIKE HIM
The law will tell you, you’re DIRTY... ONLY CHRIST CAN CLEAN YOU UP
AARON STORY— ONLY THE FATHER CAN CLEAN UP THE MESSES
3. Now... there is no condemnation
Romans 8 (quickview) : 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
It doesn’t say there in now no... CONVICTION..... We can get better/ GROW
THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION.
The only person looking for a reason to disqualify you..... IS YOU
God is for you... He Loves you... He cares...
He weeps...He rejoices
When you’re his KID...
You never have to feel ashamed again
Convicted... Sure Condemned... NEVER
4. Now...you are Children of God
1 John 3 (quickview) : 1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
Make sure you understand the relationship...
He is not GAWD...JE...HO...VAH...THE ALMIGHTEEE LORD