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WHAT WAS GOD'S SOLUTION FOR SIN?

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Cor 5:21

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:4,5

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16


WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT JESUS?

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
Col 1:15-18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:1-4


WHAT WAS THE FATHER'S PLAN FOR RECONCILIATION?

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Col 1:19-23


WHY WAS JESUS SENT?

God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
Gal 4:5

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:9

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
1 John 4:14

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10

God gave him as a sacrifice. When people believe in him, his blood pays for the wrong things they have done. This shows that God is good and right. He was right when he forgave the wrong things that people did long ago. God also shows that he is right now. He does this when he makes right any person who believes in Jesus.
Rom 3:25-26

And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
2 Cor 5:18-19

The Father raised Jesus from the dead, and through Jesus we can be delivered from the wrath that is to come.
1 Thess 1:10

For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Th 5:9


IS THERE ANY OTHER MEDIATOTR/SAVIOR BETWEEN US AND GOD?

No.
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1 Tim 2:5,6

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6

Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:12


DOES GOD DESIRE SOME TO BE SAVED; AND NOT OTHERS?

No.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Tim 2:3,4


WHAT IS GOD'S PLEA TO US?

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Cor 5:20,21


WAS JESUS SENT TO JUDGE US?

No.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:17


WHAT ARE THE TWO POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD?

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
John 3:19-21

He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world did not know Him. He came unto His own, and they did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God; to them that believe on His name. These people were then BORN, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but OF GOD.
John 1:10-13


WHAT IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN JESUS?

You will die in your sins.
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
John 8:24

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
John 3:18


WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO ACCEPT JESUS?

Now.
We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Cor 6:1,2


WHAT IS GOD'S ULTIMATE PURPOSE IN SENDING JESUS?

God's heart desire is for us to be His adopted children.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Eph 1:1-14

But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, "Abba, Father."
Gal 4:4-6


AS ADOPTED CHILDREN, WHAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT ABOUT US?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Cor 5:17

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn't looking for him and doesn't recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
John 14:16-17

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Cor 3:16

And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.
1 John 3:24


HOW COULD WE ADDRESS GOD?

We could call Him Daddy, Father.
Gal 4:6

WHAT WOULD BECOME OURS?

Wherefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Gal 4:7

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