Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 1 Study # 11
September 12, 2010
Dayton, Texas
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<022> Thesis: The Lord Jesus Christ gave Himself for our sins. Introduction: Last week we considered the concept of "peace" as something that is extended to human beings by God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ that boils down to the intent on God's part to cease being our "enemy". It is a vast concept that addresses all manner of things, but its critical impact in terms of the Galatian Error is this: when people receive peace from God, their entire motivation to do evil to others is squashed. People who have peace with God do not do things that disrupt peace with any others. Paul's formulation of the Kingdom is this: the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy. There is a complication in reality with this formulation: the actions that those who are not of the Kingdom of God take. The absence of peace between persons always has its root in unrighteousness and the one who does it is responsible for the breakdown. A problem that many believers have is their inability to put the blame where it belongs. This evening we are going to look into Paul's declaration about the action of the Lord Jesus Christ in regard to the twin issues of his introduction wish: grace and peace. He says that it is directly tied to the "self-giving" of the "Lord".