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Prayer Life - by Michael Phillips
The Gospel Changes Everything - Part 9
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Romans 8:26
Aug 08, 2010 pm - Today, with God's blessing, we will move on in our Sunday afternoon study of how The Gospel Changes Everything. The Gospel is good news-the announcement of what God has done, and is doing, in Christ to set the world right. That the world needs to be 'set right' requires no proof-things are not the way they're supposed to be, and not the way they will be! But how does the change occur? How does God fix broken people? Devout Jews say He does it by Torah, what we call His Law. The Law tells us what a good life is and inspires us to live it. No one lives it perfectly, of course, but the Law also provides forgiveness to the people who want it and resolve to do better next time. This is the hope of Judaism, and what Peter calls- A yoke.which neither our fathers nor we could bear. The Law will not fix the world, and it will not fix your life. The Ten Commandments will not do it and neither will the Sermon on the Mount or the practical teaching we find in the Epistles. No man ever loved his wife as Christ loves the church because the Bible told him to! If he loves his wife at all, it's because of the Gospel, because Christ loves the church, of which he is a member. It is the Gospel that ... More >>>

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