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  • 1.GODS GREATEXCHANGEHOW GOD GAVE YOU A SAVIOR

2. Intro:Our greatest need is to be in a rightrelationship with God. Are you? 1) If you were to die tonight, are yousure you would have eternal life? 2) If you were to die tonight and standbefore God, and He were to ask you,Why should I let you into Myheaven? what would you tell Him? 3. WHAT GOD DEMANDS1. There are 2 things that must happen for a person to be in a right relationship with God:a. You must have holiness. 1) Leviticus 19:2 Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. 2) Galatians 3:10 Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law. 4. WHAT GOD DEMANDS1. There are 2 things that must happen for a person to be in a right relationship with God:b. You must have no sins. 1) Isaiah 59:2 Your iniquities have separatedyou from your God. 2) Romans 6:23a The wages of sin is death. 5. WHAT GOD DEMANDS+ holiness- sins= life 6. WHAT GOD SEES2. God demands that He see no sin, that He see only holiness. But what does He see?a. Looking at us, He sees people who lack holiness.Isaiah 64:6 We are all as an unclean thing, andall our righteousness are as filthy rags.b. He sees sinners.Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall shortof the glory of God.c. He sees people who are deserving of death,not life. 7. WHAT GOD SEES - holiness + sins = death 8. MAN-MADE REMEDIES3. What can we do about this?a. You might think, Guess Ill have to try harder, but that wont remove sin or make you perfectly holy, will it? 9. MAN-MADE REMEDIES3. What can we do about this?b. Or you might determine to make up forevery sin with a good deed. But that doesntremove sin. 10. MAN-MADE REMEDIES3. What can we do about this?c. Or you might think, Im not perfect; butat least Im better than many others. ButGod expects you to compare yourself to Himand His perfect holiness, not to other people. 11. MAN-MADE REMEDIES3. What can we do about this? d. All such self-help efforts are doomed to fail.Try Harder Balancing ActComparison 12. GODS REMEDY4. ONLY God has the remedy. His remedymight be called GODS GREAT EXCHANGE.a. He sent His only Son into the world to become one of us.b. His Son lived a perfectly holy life in our place.c. His Son died on a cross, paying the wages of sin in our place; for the Lord laid on Him the iniquity of us all (Isaiah 53:6). 13. GODS REMEDY4. ONLY God has the remedy. His remedy might becalled GODS GREAT EXCHANGE.d. God has credited the perfect life of Jesus and His death for sin to our account: 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made Him who had no sin to be, sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.e. His son rose from the grave, guaranteeing our redemption: Romans 4:25 He was raised to life for our justification.f. The result: we have the holiness (Jesus holiness) and the removal of sin we need for life. What God requires of us holiness and sinlessness God gives to us. 14. GODS REMEDY+ holiness+ holinessmy sins- sin - sinJesus holiness= LIFE= LIFE GODS GREAT EXCHANGE 15. GODS PROMISE5. This new life is yours as a gift.a. Romans 6:23 The wages of sin is death, but thegift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesusour Lord.b. God promises you: Acts 16:31 Believe in theLord Jesus Christ (put your trust andconfidence in Him as one who lived a holy lifeand died for you in your place) and you will besaved.c. God produces faith and new life through theGospel: Romans 1:16 The Gospel is thepower of God for the salvation of everyone whobelieves. 16. GODS PROMISEGods Word (Bible)ForgivenessForgiveness New Life GoodNew Life The Means of Grace SalvationNewsSalvation(Baptism) Sacraments (Lords Supper)God gives us his blessings through the good news ofJesus in the Word and the Sacraments We call these the Means of Grace 17. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with Godthrough Jesus Christ, then many spiritualblessings from God are yours, such as:a. new life right now John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternallife.new liferight now 18. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with Godthrough Jesus Christ, then many spiritualblessings from God are yours, such as:b. eternal life in heaven John 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave hisone and only Son that whoever believes in Himshall not perish but have eternal life.new liferight now eternal life 19. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with Godthrough Jesus Christ, then many spiritualblessings from God are yours, such as:c. freedom from guilt Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west,so far has He removed our transgressions fromus.new liferight now eternal lifefreedomfrom guilt 20. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with God through Jesus Christ, then many spiritual blessings from God are yours, such as:d. fruits of faith Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control.new liferight now eternal lifefreedomfruits offrom guilt faith 21. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with God through Jesus Christ, then many spiritual blessings from God are yours, such as:e. power for daily living Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I nolonger live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in thebody, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me andgave Himself for me.new liferight now eternal lifefreedomfruits of powerfrom guilt faith for living 22. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with Godthrough Jesus Christ, then many spiritualblessings from God are yours, such as: f. answers to prayer Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; Iwill deliver you.new liferight now eternal lifefreedomfruits of poweranswersfrom guilt faith for living to prayer 23. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with Godthrough Jesus Christ, then many spiritualblessings from God are yours, such as: g. guidance for your daily life Psalm 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet, anda light for my path.new liferight now eternal lifefreedom guidance fruits of poweranswers for livefrom guilt faith for living to prayer 24. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with Godthrough Jesus Christ, then many spiritualblessings from God are yours, such as: h. strengthening fellowship of other believers Ephesians 2:19 You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with Gods people and members of Gods household.new liferight now eternal lifeChristianfreedom guidance fellowship fruits of poweranswers for livefrom guilt faith for living to prayer 25. BLESSINGS THAT FOLLOW6. Once you are in a proper relationship with Godthrough Jesus Christ, then many spiritualblessings from God are yours, such as: i. assurance of Gods love in every situation Romans 8:28 We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.new life assurance ofright nowGods love eternal lifeChristianfreedom guidance fellowship fruits of poweranswers for livefrom guilt faith for living to prayer 26. Key Points 1. What God demands 2. What God sees 3. Man-made remedies 4. Gods remedy 5. Gods promise 6. Blessings that follow