A Reflection On Gospel Essentials

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Gospel Essentials
We will never be good enough, wise enough, or flawless. Humankind will always live in sin because we are powerless by our own devices. If there is any question about this point, simply watch an evening news program and look at what happens all across the world on a daily basis. That is the shocking news. The good news is there is a solution; faith in God through Christ offering forgiveness of our sins and for our salvation. The consequences we have on earth are directly related to way we live our lives. Are we living of and for ourselves, or for a Higher purpose that may not be fully understood? Living for the Higher purpose is what God desires for us all, but what does attainment of this look like and where are
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As revealed in the story of Adam and Eve (Genesis), we were born into sin resulting in the possession an ongoing sinful nature. 1 John 1:8 says that “If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth”. We were born into and are continuing to live within a fallen society. The other side and capacity of humans is that of love and compassion. Not everything done while on earth is a sin as we were created to “love as God loves” (“Lecture 2”, 2017). It is fair to say that sin is a common occurrence in our day to day lives, but we can turn from that sin and go towards God.
Sin is both the cause of human problems as well as a main tenant in why God regards us as his magnificent creation. “I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth” (Romans 9:17). 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 also states that God’s grace (love) is all that is needed, and that when Christ’s power is working within, our weaknesses create strength by relying on His power. Jesus
Jesus’ arrival embodies what Christians refer to when talking of forgiveness, salvation, and having everlasting life. He came to earth born of a virgin mother and born 100% human. That it was an immaculate birth helps to clarify that not only was He 100% human, but also 100% divine. This sets
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