Good evening MPBC and Friends: The next IMPACT Bible Study Lesson is titled: “God is at Peace with You.”
We will begin a new series of lessons on this evening, titled, “God Is at Peace with You”.
This mean that God no longer has a reason to be upset, angry, or mad at you because of something bad that you have done or might do.
He can now say the “exact” same thing about you, that He said about Jesus:
1). Matthew 3:17b- “…..This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”.
2). Hebrews 11:5- By faith Enoch………had this testimony, that he pleased God.
God says this about two persons in the Bible. Can He say the same thing about you?
This study is designed to show you “why” He can now say the exact same thing about you.
Notice what the Bible says about God being at peace with you:
1). Luke 2:14- Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
This verse is basically saying that, “if you live on “earth”, God has peace towards you. That He is at peace with you.
FIVE STAR STATEMENT: God does not get mad at you when you mess up. He poured out all of His anger, madness, and wrath, upon Jesus on the cross.
1). Romans 5:8-9 (ESV)- 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justifiedby his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
2). I Thessalonians 5:9 (ESV)- For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
3). Isaiah 53:4-6- Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
God is no longer mad or upset with us when we make mistakes; when we sin. Jesus took that wrath. And now God looks at you as “righteous”.
Although this may be a hard pill to swallow, it is true!
1). Romans 8:1- There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[a
2). John 3:17- For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Condemnation comes from three possible sources: Yourself, other people, or satan.
3). I John 3:19-21 (ESV)- 19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
It is very important that you know two things:
a). God is no longer mad when you mess up.
b). “Why” God no longer has to be angry with you.
FIVE STAR SENTENCE: God loves you in spite of what you do or don’t do; His love for you isn’t based on your performance.
QUESTION: Since Jesus took all of our sins upon Himself, where does that leave us?
We have now been made “righteous”!
1). Romans 5:1- Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
God Is (now) At Peace with you!!!
2). Romans 5:15-20- 15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore, as one trespass[a] led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness[b] leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
But this does not give us a license to sin.
3). Romans 6:1-2a- What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid….