3 …Before the Foundation of the World Before any sin was committed, before man took a breath!He took people whose hearts were rebellious…and “chose us”! Cp. Rom. 9With thanksgiving, we who have been God’s chosen are to live holy & blameless.God chose Israel – before Israel existed. They – individually, as free moral agents – could reject God… and many of them did. Romans 9
7 …The forgiveness of our Sins It is through the blood of Jesus our sinful lives have been given the opportunity for redemption.This was done according to God’s grace…lavished on those in Christ. Wow!We shall sing the songs of redemption!