Do/Did you read the Bible?• Listen? Romans 10:17• Believe? John 1:12• Confess? Matthew 10:32• Repent? 2 Corinthians 7:9-10• Baptism? Romans 6:3-4
• 23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Romans 3:23-26
Romans 5:7-9•7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.•8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.•9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.
Romans 6:4-6• 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.• 5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.• 6 We know that our old sinful selves were cruciﬁed with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
Psalm 51:1-2, 7• 1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.• 2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.• 7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
2 Peter 3:17-18• 17 I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends. Be on guard so that you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing.• 18 Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.• All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.
Crown of Life• 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. (James 2:17, 22, 24)• Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. (Romans 5:1-2)