Monday, 25 September 2017

What Difference Does Jesus Make ?

1) PERMANENT FORGIVENESS

He is the KING OF KINGS
Psalm 110:5
The Lord is at your right hand
He will crush Kings on the day of his wrath

HE IS THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST
Hebrews 7:16
For it is declared you are a great HIGH Priest forever

2) PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

LIFE WITH OUT CHRIST - Ephesians 2: 1 - 22
1) Dead in your transgressions and sins - verse 1
2) Following the ways of the world - verse 2
3) Gratifying our sinful nature - verse 3
4) Objects of wrath - verse 3
5) Separated from Christ - verse 12
6) Outsiders to God's ways - verse 11
7) Foreigners to the covenant of the promise - verse 12
8) Without hope - verse 12
9) Without God in the world - verse 12
10) Far away - verse 13
11) Separated by the dividing wall of hostility - verse 14
12) Strangers or outsiders

THE DIFFERENCE JESUS CHRIST MAKES
1) You are made alive with Christ - verse 5
2) You are raised up with Christ - verse 6
3) You are seated with him in the heavenly places - verse 6
4) Created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared for us in advance - verse 10
5) Brought near through the blood of Christ
6) Reconciled to God through the cross - verse 16
7) Access to the Father by one Spirit - verse 18
8) Fellow citizens with God's people- verse 19
9) Members of God's household
10) A dwelling in which God lives through his Spirit - verse 22

Ephesians 2: 12 & 13
Remember that at the time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenant of promise, without hope and with out God in the world
BUT now in Christ Jesus you who were once far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 

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