Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 11:19-20; 36:22-28; Romans 5:1-5; 6:17-18; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 2:19; Colossians 1:19-22
That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
In our sin, we are all separated from God. We do not have a relationship with Him because we are separated by our sin. The demon-possessed man was separated from society. Jesus saw him and cast out the many demons possessing the man. The man was free to live his life among others. He was free to have relationships with others. Jesus sets us free from our sin and enables us to have a relationship with God.
Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also making everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.
Every child should know that:
Every child should:
Every child should feel:
Every child should want: