Sunday, March 06, 2011

281. Death to Life, Not Bad to Good

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So very often in the church, the focus is on sin, sin, sin. Many seem to think that the purpose of Jesus coming to the earth was to change "bad" people into "good" people. While the fruit of the life of Christ that is expressed through a person will appear on the outside as a change in behavior, the problem Jesus came to resolve wasn't an issue of behavior. It was an issue of life and death.

In our podcast this week, we intended to talk about the question we had asked at the end of last week's program. "Does the Holy Spirit convict people of sin?" We didn't actually get to that question until near the end of the podcast (and we'll continue on with it next week), because while we were leading up to it we ended up talking about this foundational issue of man's problem being that we were born dead in Adam and needed to be made alive. Man's behavior had nothing to do with it! Rather, through Adam, sin entered the world and therefore all died (see Romans 5:12). That was the problem that Jesus dealt with.

Here's this week's GIG-Bite, a quick sample of this week's program.

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