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Ephesians 2:1-10 

Original condition (verses1-3)Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

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Jesus intervened (verses 4-5)But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)

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Our new lives (verses 6-7)

For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

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All things made new (verses 8-10)God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. 

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John 3:5-6

Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.

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Battle for your Soul Means Lie Truth Scripture

TemptationYou are

powerless to overcome

You can overcome sin 1 John 5:4-5

Accusation You are not good enough

Salvation and Right standing with God is not

dependant upon performance

Romans 3:22-26

LieYou have to

work harder / do more to get

God’s favor

God’s love is unconditional

Ephesians 2:8-9

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1 John 5:4-5 

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.

And who can win this battle against the world?

Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

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Battle for your Soul Means Lie Truth Scripture

TemptationYou are 

powerless to overcome

You can overcome sin 1 John 5:4-5

Accusation You are not good enough

Salvation and Right standing with God is not

dependant upon performance

Romans 3:22-26

LieYou have to

work harder / do more to get

God’s favor

God’s love is unconditional

Ephesians 2:8-9

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Romans 3:22-26 

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.

People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.

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Battle for your Soul Means Lie Truth Scripture

TemptationYou are 

powerless to overcome

You can overcome sin 1 John 5:4-5

Accusation You are not good enough

Salvation and Right standing with God is not dependant upon performance

Romans 3:22-26

LieYou have to

work harder / do more to get

God’s favor

God’s love is unconditional

Ephesians 2:8-9

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Ephesians 2:8-9

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.