Showing messages from the series Then and Now
By Brad Quiring beginning April 2, 2017 Before Jesus’ death and resurrection we were in a certain condition and position with regards to God. The cross of Jesus was the place where the change occurred. Our condition and position changed when Jesus died and rose again from the dead. Our sin nature and sinful actions brought about the “Before” situation. Jesus’ holiness and righteousness, combined with God’s love, changed us completely.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...