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Die to Sin, Live to Righteousness - by Michael Phillips
The Passion of Jesus Christ - Part 31 of 51
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1 Peter 2:24
Apr 20, 2005 am - Does Jesus Christ bring us life or death? Most believers would say He brings us life. If you asked them to prove it, they would rattle off a long list of Bible verses, most of them from the Gospel of John. Here's a sample: In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. I am the bread of life.that gives life to the world. I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that by believing, you might have life through His name. Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on Him. Yes, our Lord came to bring us life. But this is not all He came to bring us. He also came to bring us the gift of death. If this sounds like a contradiction, it is not. In fact, the death He came to bring us is the other side of life. Or, you might say, it is the life seen from another angle. We ought to be ever mindful of the death He offers us in the Gospel, and deeply thankful for it. Christ suffered and died that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. This is the title of Chapter 30 in John ... More >>>

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