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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Christian Living Bible Study
Contrary to the popular adage, when it comes to the gospel of Christ, it is just as blessed to receive as to give. We are saved by accepting God s free gift of salvation through Jesus death on the cross. But often we forget about the Cross in our efforts to communicate the love of God and Christian values.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 3:13 15; Psalm 107:10 12, 17 18; Matthew 24:3 12; Isaiah 59:1 2; 1 John 4:7 10; John 1:1 5, 14; Philippians 2:5 8
Sample questions:The Scriptures
Why is the Cross the focal point of Christianity?
Why do we tend to focus more on Christ s teachings about love and brotherhood and ignore the pain and death he suffered on the cross?
Sample Scriptures:The Application
Corinthians 5:21: How can we become better Christians by studying Christ s example on the cross?
Romans 3:24 26: In what sense was Christ s death a ransom payment?
Sample application point:
Read Matthew 27:11 26 and reflect silently on how the event applies to the Atonement and to your personal salvation.
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