Phi 2:5-11; Heb 2:9-13; 1Co 15:3-4; 2Pe 3:13; Rom 4:22-25; 1Co 1:30-31; Rom 6:12-14; 2Co 9:6-11.
HSCH-87-131201 - length: 75:42 - taught on Dec, 1 2013
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It is a story that begins in innocence, falls into sin, is rescued by the blood of Christ onto righteousness -
-by grace through faith, and ends up in abundant eternal life in Christ.
God’s purpose trumps our situation.
God’s purpose trumps your entire history in Adam.
People with hope act out that hope.
By doing good to all people, especially those who are of the household of faith.
Jesus was the one and only completely obedient man to ever walk the face of the earth.
God was perfectly glorified by man in the Person of Jesus Christ. Here was everything God ever wanted out of the human race.
Jesus was obedient in the face of unimaginable suffering and trial, while Adam was disobedient in the midst of great blessing.
The cross is the turning point in God’s plan for dealing with sinful man.
The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
All that constituted the old man in God’s sight is completely put away in the death of Christ.
Christ has done a work in virtue of which God’s relationship with the creation - the world, the new heavens and new earth
- when all is accomplished, will be on the ground neither of innocence nor of sin, but of righteousness!
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
So now Christ at the right hand of the Father is our righteousness,
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
What does this mean for us in our daily lives?
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
Each of those wonders of being in Christ has a CORRESPONDING EXHORTATION to LIVE THAT WAY NOW!
The harvest of your righteousness refers here to the fruit that comes from your acts of giving generously to the needs of the saints.