Episode 69 - No condemnation in Christ
Ladies and gentlemen, bear with us because the first 5 minutes of this episode is Jen trying to focus on answering AJ’s question: What do you feel guilty about? The result is absolutely hilarious.
And for the answer this time you’ll need to listen to the episode, because we don’t want to spill the beans here, considering that Jen’s husband doesn’t know she was oversharing Oh boy, the answer is so good, she calls out to everybody!
The question is actually relevant as well and ties into our topic today as we discuss another of God’s promises. Today we're talking about the first two verses of Romans 8, about condemnation.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
What this verse tells us is there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. We've been set free from the law of sin and death. Whereas previously we were condemned, as those not in Christ Jesus, already.
We all have areas in our lives where we feel guilt. But based on this verse, we are still Christians and the debt has been paid, even though we've sinned. All because of the work of Christ.
Conviction is what God does to our hearts when we have done something wrong. He convicts the world of sin. And the appropriate response to that is to confess because Scripture says when we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
But the thing is… even after that, we can still feel condemned.
The step of asking for forgiveness for sin is critical. The goal of conviction is to bring us to a place of repentance and turning from sin.
All you have to do is recognize that you are a sinner. We were born sinners, separated from God. God sent his son, his only son, to come to the earth and be sacrificed on the cross.
In doing that, He took all of your sins. God took that sin and instead He gave us His righteousness.
At the end of the day, we still sin daily. And yet this verse applies to the past, present and future sin. There is no condemnation. He has paid it all forever for all time.
God doesn't condemn us. And you shouldn't either. But remember, the promise of no condemnation is only for those in Christ Jesus.
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