1Co 15:3-4; 2Pe 3:13; Rom 4:22-25; 1Co 1:30-31; Rom 6:12-14; Col
HSCH-88-131204 - length: 49:00 - taught on Dec, 4 2013
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It is a story that begins in innocence, falls into sin, is rescued by the blood of Christ onto righteousness -
-by grace through faith, and ends up in abundant eternal life in Christ.
The cross is the turning point in God’s plan for dealing with sinful man.
Christ has done a work in virtue of which God’s relationship with the creation - the world, the new heavens and new earth
- when all is accomplished, will be on the ground neither of innocence nor of sin, but of righteousness!
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
So now Christ at the right hand of the Father is our righteousness,
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
What does this mean for us in our daily lives?
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
Each of those wonders of being in Christ has a CORRESPONDING EXHORTATION to LIVE THAT WAY NOW!