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YLD (21/06/27) – Justification

Date

June 27, 2021



Summary

Justification

Scripture:  We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:22-24)

1. Spiritual temperature checked
Take Your Temperature

I’m sure most of you know what this is. It’s a thermometer. Your mom or dad or a nurse use it to take your temperature when you’re not feeling well. By taking your temperature, they can check up to find out just how sick you might be.

You always want to make sure that a grown-up helps you with taking your temperature, since thermometers are very delicate and you have to take extra-special care of them. But they’re also very helpful, aren’t they?

Did you know that the Bible can be used as a spiritual thermometer?
That’s right — it can help us check up on our spiritual health, to make sure our lives are what God wants them to be.

Do you know how that happens? It happens as we read our Bibles, and as God’s Spirit helps us understand what the words mean in our own lives.
And as we read God’s Word every day, we get a regular “check up” as God helps us take our spiritual temperature.

 

2. What’s the purpose of God’s law?
Give us guidelines what is good and what is bad so we know what are God’s standard and his measurement.

3. There are three principles that help us to have justification

  • Admit: We are all fall short of God’s standard
    • Everything we do is to show how good our God is, a just and a perfect God
    • God is perfect and we are not
    • Just like your goal is to score 100% for all subjects in a year
    • Just get one question messed up and you are done.
  • Believe: In His grace, we are freed from the penalty for our sins through Christ Jesus -

In the Box, we have all kinds of sin: envy, pride, and selfishness

  • Confession: Say sorry to Jesus, because of our wrong doing, we put Jesus up on the cross

 

Justification is how a guilty person is declared not guilty and how sin is replaced with righteousness

In God’s sight, we are now good

  • Because Jesus has paid for our wrong doing in the cross
  • This offering is for everyone. No matter how bad the person is.
  • As a child of God, we not only have received Jesus’ righteousness, but we can also live righteous by His Holy Spirit.

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