Beltline Church of Christ      

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Unashamed #2
Duration:35 mins 24 secs
Unashamed #2

The Gospel...
  • The Gospel is that Christ suffered the full wrath of God for my sin.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • God could not love you any more than he does right now, because God could not love and accept Christ any more than he does, and God sees you in Christ.
Hebrews 4:16
  • The boldness the author of Hebrews speaks about comes from knowing that God sees us according to the accomplishments of Christ.
  • This is difficult because we still think that what we do determines how God feels about us.
Our Enemy...
  • Revelation 12:10
  • One of Satan's most effective weapons is making us forget the identity the Father has declared over us in Christ and basing our sense of approval on how well we have done.
Matthew 4:1-7
  • Rather than feasting on the Father's declaration, the enemy wanted him to look to other forms of validation for his divine Sonship.
  • His primary temptation strategy is to try and make us forget what God has said about us.
Jesus Response to Temptation... Jesus responds by speaking confidently of the Father approval of him.

The Holy Spirit vs. Satan...
  • Satan starts with what you did and tears down who you are.
  • The Holy Spirit starts with what Christ has declared over you and helps you rebuild what you did.
John 8:1-11 – "Neither do I condemn you" precedes "go and sin no more."
  • God's approval is the power that liberates us from sin, NOT the reward for having liberated ourselves.
Spiritual to grow in the awareness of the depths of sin God has saved you from.
  • Abiding in Jesus means reminding ourselves that there is nothing we could ever do that would make God love us more and nothing we have done that would make him love us less.
  • Because you and I are hardwired for works-righteousness
  • The moment we take our eye the gospel, those rodents of self-righteousness and self-condemnation spring back up.
  • God's acceptance is given to us, in its entirety as a gift we receive by faith to the praise and glory of God.



 9:00 am  Morning Worship
10:30 am Bible Class
 5:30 pm  Evening Worship
 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
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