Friday, March 27, 2009

Cross-Focused: 6 Things Made Possible by the Cross

This study focuses on how the benefits of the cross are applied to our lives.  This is truly a study in how God extended His grace to us through the work of His Son on the cross.  I've listed six words which describe some of the benefits of Christ's death.  Take time to read the passage for each question, and then for each word, answer the four questions below: 
  • How would you define this word?  What is an example of this from every day life?
  • How does this word apply to the relationship between God and humanity?
  • Did this happen immediately (at the cross), later (sometime after the cross), or is it a future event?
  • How does this effect me personally?

Restoration. (Revelation 21:5-6)

Redemption. (Ephesians 1:7-14)

Regeneration. (Ephesians 2:1-6)

Reconciliation. (Romans 5:10-11)

Ransom (Mark 10:45)

Restitution (1 John 2:2; 4:10)

Once you've finished, spend time in worshipful prayer thanking God for His grace as demonstrated through His Son.

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