CELEBRATION CHURCH SERMON DISCUSSION GUIDE: PAID IN FULL
Paid in Full
Pastor Zach Prosser
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace” – Ephesians 1:7
v Redemption - to ransom; paid in full; complete deliverance
o the ministry of the Gospel is telling people about redemption; it is our job as Christians to tell people they don’t have to continue carrying their burdens, and then walk with them through it (Isaiah 61)
v Jesus fulfilled the law for us – Romans 3:21-25
o forbearance – patience, endurance
o the law shows us where we have broken God’s covenant, but redemption shows us His mercy
§ How does God’s forbearance play a role in our redemption? How does redemption impact our relationship with God’s law?
v Jesus not only paid for our sin (salvation), He paid for us to have access
o Galatians 4:5-7; Romans 9:8; John 1:12
o redemption restored our relationship with God, our access to His presence and fellowship, and heaven
§ How can we enjoy/experience the access Christ purchased for us before we get to heaven?
v Jesus delivers us fully from sin
o only we and the devil remember our sin, God chooses to forget our sin (Psalm 103:12)
o when we hold on to and identify with our past sins, we are living in a false reality; Faith is the reality is that Christ paid for and removed our sins (Ephesians 2:8-9)
§ How does Faith coincide with our job as ministers of the Gospel?