The Power of an Exchanged Life 2 Corinthians 5. This exchange… Is necessitated because of the nature of God and of our sin, Works because of God’s love AND Justice, and Enables us to live life without fear and with a new righteousness. This exchange…
2 Corinthians 5
Is necessitated because of the nature of God and of our sin,
Works because of God’s love AND Justice, and
Enables us to live life without fear and with a new righteousness
is necessitated because of the nature of God and of our sin.
Works because of God’s Love and Justice
“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree’”
2 Cor 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
enables us to live life without fear and with a new righteousness
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
“Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor…suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone”
Romans 8:1-4, 11 (ESV) There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit….11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed”