Presentation on theme: "The Atonement The Atonement – One Steep Price Romans 5:7-11 (NIV) Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might."— Presentation transcript:
The Atonement – One Steep Price Romans 5:7-11 (NIV) Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
You are so valuable to God! Your purchase price proves it! Our response to the atonement of Christ should be one of deep gratitude. This demands we live to share this great news with others!
Repentance & Faith (Restored) Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The journey to thriving in life comes through serving in His work. 1.If you have acknowledged your guilt and believe Christ is the only way out, you are on the right road. 1.Now we are to be about God’s work. In fact, God’s work empowers us to live to the full! 2.Talk to your pastor or ministry leader and find a place to engage. Don’t just exist, do “good works.”
Justification (Made for More) Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
Action steps for believers: 1.Don’t let the world define you! 2.Do everything you can to explain and share the good news of Christ! 3.Commit to daily devotions and prayer.
Romans 8:15 (NIV) For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." Romans 1:1 (NIV) Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God.
What Am I Worth You don’t have to prove yourself to God. You are a son or daughter! You are wanted. God paid a huge price for you, like a deeply desired slave! You have a new master. You don’t have to be ruled by past! Like a slave, you have been freed from an abusive master and have been bought by a loving one.
What Am I Worth You do have a mission. Like a slave, you have a purpose and are expected to honor it. Your value isn’t in the success of your mission. Like a son, you are still loved even when you fail. You have a loving home. Like a son, you are family. You don’t have to fear failure! You have a job, like a slave, but again your value is in your relationship to your Father.