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Then and Now: Then: Slave to Sin. Now: Slave to Christ

By Brad Quiring on April 2, 2017

Romans 6:5-14. Before Christ we were slaves to our sinful nature. Sin was our master, yet we willingly followed. The result was being subject to God's judgment. But Christ came and willingly submitted to God's will that he suffer and die for our sins. Now we have a new master: Jesus Christ himself. We no longer have to be slaves...

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Then and Now: Then: Without Hope and Without God in the World; Now: With Hope and With God in Christ

By Brad Quiring on April 9, 2017

Ephesians 2:11-22. Before knowing the gospel and believing in the person and work of Jesus, we were hopelessly lost and separated from God. Because of Jesus' death and resurrection, we have moved into a personal relationship with God. We have identity and hope.

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Then and Now: Good Friday: Then: Guilty. Now: Innocent

By Brad Quiring on April 14, 2017

Romans 3:19-31. We were guilty because of sin. Our sin nature and our decision to follow our sin nature left us guilty before God without any way to save ourselves. In fact, even if we could keep the Law, it would only serve to show us how sinful we really are. Jesus' took on the punishment for our guilt in...

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Then and Now: Resurrection Celebration. From Death to Life

By Brad Quiring on April 16, 2017

Then: Dead in Sin; Now: Alive in Christ. Ephesians 2:1-10. Had Jesus remained in the tomb, he would have been proved to be no better than us, just another sinner. But Jesus rose again from the dead. His death brought forgiveness of sins. His life brought us new life. We can be truly alive, forever, because of Jesus' death and...

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Then and Now: Then: Separated from God. Now: Children of God

By Brad Quiring on April 23, 2017

Romans 8:12-17. Have you ever wanted to be part of a great family, but have excluded. Sin kept us away from God. Jesus death and resurrection opened the door to us becoming the children of God.

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Then and Now: Then: Eternally Condemned. Now: Eternally with God

By on April 30, 2017

Then: Eternally Condemned. Now: Eternally with God. Revelation 21:1-8. Before Jesus we were condemned to being in Hell forever. Our sinful nature and our sinful actions bring about a logical, natural result: separation from God forever. Jesus died for our sins and paid the penalty of being separated from God. He rose again from the dead and brought us into...

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