Sin makes you want to run away and hide.
We’re tempted to feel that God may not love us as much as he did at first.
Once we get the Gospel, it will change us.
John 15:9, John 3:16
2 Corinthians 5:21 – “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Isaiah 59:2, Romans 6:23, Colossians 3:3
Romans 4:22-24 – “This is why ‘it was credited to him as righteousness.’ The words ‘it was credited to him’ were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.”
Romans 5:17 – “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”
Phil. 3:9 – “and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.”
Isaiah 61:10 – “For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness.”
“I felt like salvation was by grace, but sanctification was for me to do.” – Steve
Eph. 2:1, 4-5
John 17:26 – “I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”