Learning about God's Plan for Salvation at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church
What does it mean to live as those who Christ died for?
How does a baptized life in Christ help us in times of struggle?
What does a baptized life in Christ look like?
We are now given Christ’s life, death and resurrection through our baptism
Sin came into the world through one man but so did salvation
Christ died for those who did not deserve it
Saved by Faith, not by works
Every religion in the world has one thing in common: each one of them has a list of certain things that you need to do or not do to get to heaven. Some of the things are similar from one religion to the next, and some have completely unique chores, but they all have hoops through which you need to jump if you are to be saved.
Every religion has these things… except for Christianity. Christianity is the one religion in the world that says that you can’t make it to heaven on your own. You can’t be good enough to earn God’s love. The only way you are going to walk through those pearly gates is if God’s Son has done it for you The ultimate, Divine, unchanging truth of Scripture is this: only through God-given faith in the Redeemer can you be saved. And there is no place in the Bible where that point is driven home more clearly than in the book of Romans. In its pages we hear over and over again, “The world says ‘Do!’, Christ says ‘Done!!!’”
We are a new creation in Christ
We are Abraham’s descendants
Christ became the curse of sin for us
Saved by grace and not by the law
The people of God lived by faith in God and the unseen Messiah
Christ’s blood is shed once for all
Because of His sacrifice Christ is now our mediator.
The Gospels tell us many things about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. They tell us a great deal about who He was and is and what He did. One of the things upon which the Gospels do not elaborate on is what it all means. The Holy Spirit accomplished that job when He inspired the Apostles to write epistles, or letters, explaining what Jesus’ sacrifice means for us and the world.
This week we will look at the writings of St. Paul and other authors for wonderful, Holy Spirit inspired, insights into Christ’s work.
We need another disciple if we are going to be called “The twelve disciples”
Peter is brought back in