The Gospel is through His grace – Part 3 –

Galatians 1:3-5… who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

 Jesus voluntarily died on the cross to provide forgiveness for sins.  “Sins” mean “missing or falling short of the target” or failing to meet God’s standards for living as revealed in the Bible. It is used to indicate wrongdoing, either by actions or failure to act. The word “our” includes all people who ever lived including Paul and me.

Paul said the purpose of the sacrificial death of Jesus was to rescue us from this present evil age.  Paul did not mean Disciples would be removed from the world immediately after conversion, but delivered from the power of evil.

We live in the evil “present age” while the future “coming age” will be righteous.  Disciples live in the present age where evil abounds, but by grace through faith in Jesus, we are delivered from its power. God gave His Son as a demonstration of His sacrificial love [John 3:16], and Jesus gave His life to fulfill His Father’s will to make salvation possible.

 to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen.

To give God glory is to praise Him for His attributes and the self-sacrifice of Jesus. The recognition and celebration of God’s glory are to continue forever.

Henry Luke

For how to have peace with God click here, how to have peace of God click here, and how to disciple others click here.

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