C. bed, lie in it
Problem: We are in a distant land, alienated from our Father and addicted to the world
Solution: Delivered from a distant land back into the Father’s loving arms
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Galatians 1:3-5 ESV)
How Does it Work?
“We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.” (Galatians 2:15-16 ESV)
HowDoes it Work?
Justified: to cause someone to be in a proper or right relationship with someone else — (God causes us to be a son/ daughter who is in perfect in his sight and received with joy into His presence, NOW AND FOREVER MORE)
The Gospel’s Work
1. Stability: Romans 8:1
2. Humility: Phil 2
3. Thanksgiving: 1 These 5:18
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20 ESV)