Jesus came to us
The unique fact of christianity is that before we ourselves sought God, even when our backs were turned to Him, God in Jesus, the Christ, came to us, and sought us.
¹⁶For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. ¹⁷For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Jesus made friendship with God possible for us.
There is a price to be paid, for every disobedient act from us.
How can we pay for it? Well we can’t.
Only the Christ gives the answer. He has paid the full price for us at the cross on Golgotha.
⁸God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
⁹Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
¹⁰For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
¹¹And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
¹⁹Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
²⁰For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
Jesus brought us back to God
United with Jesus, by faith, we have access to God
²⁰and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
²¹And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, ²²yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach.
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.
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