We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. (Romans 3:22,NLT).
Begin the Relationship
God loves us. However, our sin separates us from God. The Apostle Paul explained the consequences and the solution,
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8, NIV).
In spite of our sinfulness, our loving and merciful God found a way for us to have a personal relationship with Him!
What did His death and resurrection accomplish for me?
His payment paid my debt in full.
During Jesus’ day, when a prisoner paid his debt to society, the judge would write a word across a piece of paper that listed the prisoner’s violations. The word was tetelestai, often translated, “It is finished.” Another translation is, “paid in full.” It signified the person’s debt to society was cancelled because his penalty had been paid in full. When Jesus hung on the cross, the second to last thing He said was, “Tetelestai”–paid in full. The debt He paid in full was yours and mine.
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