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Gospel of Grace - Seeking Justification in Christ (Part 1)

Galatians 2:15-21

Good works we do in obedience to God as a result of our justification should never be confused with the reason for our justification.

Galatians 2:15-21: We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Do you know that an estimated 100,000 Christians are killed every year for their identity in Christ? You may ask, what can we do to aid the persecuted Church?

Well, what do you do when a member of your family is hurting, or a part of your body is hurting? I know what I do. I pray.