Grace and the Cross

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					* Grace and the Cross                        Colossians 1:9-12 - God is the one who
                                             qualifies us for salvation, not our works
Romans 3:21-28 - All have sinned and         Colossians 2:13-14 - God is the one
are justified freely by His grace            who made us alive
Romans 4:4-8 - Explains the difference
between a gift and a wage                    2 Timothy 1:8-9 - He saved us not
Romans 5:6, 8 - While we were                because of anything we have done but
powerless and sinners, Christ died for us    because of His grace
Romans 6:23 - The wages of sin is
death, but the gift of God is eternal life   Titus 2:13-14 - He gave Himself to
through Jesus Christ our Lord                redeem us and to purify a people for
Romans 8:1-2 - There is no                   Himself
condemnation for those who are in            Titus 3:3-7 - Saved us not because of
Christ                                       righteous things we had done but
Romans 8:38-39 - Nothing can separate        because of His mercy
us from the love of God
                                             1 Peter 2:24 - He bore our sins so that
1 Corinthians 1:30 - Christ is our           we might die to sin and live for
righteousness, holiness, and redemption      righteousness
2 Corinthians 5:21 - He became sin for       1 Peter 3:18 - Christ died for sins once
us that we would become the                  for all
righteousness of God
                                             1 John 4:10 - This is love not that we
Galatians 2:16, 21 - We are not justified    loved God but that He loved us and sent
by the law but by faith; if we could gain    His son as an atoning sacrifice for our
righteousness through the law, then          sins
Christ died for nothing
Galatians 3:3, 11 - Paul rebukes them        * Definitions
for trying to gain righteousness through
human effort; the righteous live by faith    Atonement - the bringing together of
Galatians 5:4 - If you try to gain           two who have been enemies into a
righteousness through human efforts          relationship of peace and friendship
(circumcision) you are alienated from
Christ                                       Justified - the judicial act of God by
                                             which, on the basis of the work of Christ
Ephesians 1:6-8 - In Christ we have          given to the sinner through faith, He
grace, redemption, and forgiveness of        declares the sinner cleared from his sin,
sins                                         released from its penalty, and restored as
Ephesians 2:1-10 - Before Christ, we         righteous
are dead in our sins, but God has made
us alive in Christ; you have been saved      Redemption - draws its meaning from a
by grace not your works                      parallel with the marketplace concept “to
                                             buy back”
Philippians 3:7-9 - Paul explains that he
does not have a righteousness of his own     Righteousness - rightness, that which is
that it comes from Christ                    in accordance with the law

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