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What is so good about the Good News of the Gospel? There are many great benefits of the cross.
Resurrection Benefits: Our Sanctification Romans 6:3-4
Resurrection Benefits: Our Regeneration 1 Peter 1:3
Resurrection Benefits: Our Justification Romans 4:23-25
Psalm 23 begins with these familiar and powerful words: "The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want." King David is reflecting on his experience of God's care in his life, and writing a Psalm to celebrate the benefits of having God as his Shepherd. He begins with a massive claim about the absolute sufficiency of the God of the Bible in his life: I have everything I need. The whole Psalm follows this logic, moving from the character and work of God to the shaping effects in David's life. As we begin our study, we'll look at this first line, and ask how we, too, can experience the total sufficiency of God's Shepherding in our lives today.
Salvation is by God's mercy alone, and this is why the Apostle Paul urges the Christian by the mercies of God. To recognize this is to understand that God has exercised his authority in heaven and on earth in a merciful way to rescue sinners from sin. By exercising his authority in merciful ways to rescue his people from sin, God has enabled them to not only understand that His authority is something good to which we submit, but also given them the ability to submit. We know that we are submitting to God's authority when we recognize its unique administration through God's written word, we respond obediently to it and receive its unique benefits in our transformation (being made to be like Jesus) and we receive its unique reward in our understanding and obedience to God's will. All this means, among other things, that our primary orientation will be to look outside ourselves to God rather than be focused inwardly and primarily concerned about our sincerity.
Many Christians believe that Jesus died to save them IN their sins, but they have never been taught that He also come to save us FROM their sins. One of the many wonderful benefits of salvation is that we don't have to be enslaved by sinful habits anymore. We have been given victory over sin!
Do you fully understand the benefits package that has became available to you as a result of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Let’s just say it’s way more than any of us deserve. Pastor Keita takes us to Colossians 2:9-16 to show us just what is included in this outlandish compensation deal.