1) God treated Christ as if our sin belonged to Christ himself.
2) God forgives us and credits us with the righteousness of Christ.
3) This salvation is ours by grace through faith in Christ.
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
-In v21, who is acting on behalf of whom?
-What does it mean for Christ to be made sin?
-v21 says we become the righteousness of God. How can this be? Where does this righteousness come from?
-Other passages to consider: Ps 103:10-12; Isa 53:4-12; Mark 10:45; Rom 3:21-26; 4:6-8; Rom 5:1, 6-8, 18; 2 Cor 5:14-21; Gal 3:13-14; Phil 3:9; Heb 4:15; 10:11-14; 1 Pet 2:24
-This passage speaks of reconciliation with God. What does the word reconciliation tell us about the nature of God and our sin?
-What needed to be true of Christ in order for him to be our substitute?
-How do we benefit from Christ's atoning work? Where in v21 is that pointed out?
-What applications of this great truth do you see in the immediate context of v21?
Jathan Newton was born and raised in Indianapolis. God saved Jathan at a young age through the preaching of the gospel and instruction of his parents. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he met and married Melissa. During Jathan‚Äôs college years, God...