Chapter Three, Lesson Two
HOLY BY FAITH Page
V.14 ** Why did this have to happen, why would Christ
"...in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might
come to the Gentiles..."
The same righteousness, and thus salvation by faith that was reckoned
to Abraham could now be offered to the nations of the world, because
Jesus Christ became the curse in our place!
That is incredible!
** Just to make sure that we don't miss it, what vehicle does God use
to bring this blessing?
"...that in Christ Jesus..." It is only through faith in
Jesus Christ that someone can become blessed like Abraham. (cf. John
** Now that this blessing of Abraham has come to the Gentiles, what can
"..the promise of the Spirit.." Remember from last week that
God provides us with His Spirit (V.5) and Jesus promised His disciples
that He would send the Spirit in Acts 1:4-5.
** What are some of the benefits of having received the Spirit of Jesus
1) Ephesians 1:3 - We are blessed "with every spiritual blessing
in the heavenly places in Christ".
2) Ephesians 1:13 - We are sealed in Him and Ephesians 4:30 - (for
the day of redemption)
3) John 16:7-8 - He convicts us of our sin.
4) John 14:16-17 - He helps us in our frailty.
5) Romans 8:26 - He helps us communicate our hearts to God in prayer.
** Now, does all of that come through the works of the Law?
No! It comes to us "...through faith."
** How did God justify the Gentiles?
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