When we sin we tend to try to hide from God and to cover up our sinful deed. In this bible study I cover the Topic of “Why We Need Jesus”. Jesus came to deliver us from our sins and to provide a way back to God for all of us who believe in Him.
Christianity is not about the goodness of people, its about Christ. Christians are Christ like because Jesus covers their sins with His own Righteousness. God looks at the Christian as He looks at Jesus and He sees no sin in them because they are forgiven through Christ. That is the whole point of Jesus giving His life. If we were perfect then we wouldn’t need a Savior. But we all know their is no one perfect accept Him whom God sent, Christ. Anyone who claims they are righteous by their own works is a liar and is blind to the truth. I am a Christian because the Righteousness of Christ covers my sins. That’s not to say Christians are not called to live holy lives, we are. However, we can not live a holy life without Christ as our Saviour.
Many Christians today do not actually surrender their lives to God, they don’t study the bible, they don’t pray or attend church. In short they do not allow God to work in their hearts. Am I Perfect? NO! Is God working on me? YES! Do I always allow Him to work on me without putting up a fight (aka free will)? No, but hey I’m a work in progress and one day Jesus will return and I will be accepted into God’s Kingdom, not because of all the good I did, but because of my faith in the One He sent!
Recorded Live at the “A Word from God Bible Church” in Springfield, MO. on August 7th, 2011.
Key Verse: Romans 5:12-14 New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned— for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.