4 Things Christ Accomplished on the Cross

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Words like redemption, justification, and substitution can be hard to wrap our minds around. Dr. Tom Davis, from the Word of Life Institute, teaches a brief lesson to explain the difference between these terms and describes the wonderful things that Christ accomplished by going to the cross.

Dr. Davis discussed four important words that describe the work that Christ affected on the cross.

  1. Punishment
  2. Redemption
  3. Justification
  4. Substitution

Which of these four areas of Christ's work do you think most Christians have the most trouble accepting or understanding? Why is it difficult for them? What can you do to help them accept and understand?
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Do you ever have trouble with the concept that you can never make up for any one of your sins? How do you sometimes act as if your sins are "not really that bad"?
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Tom said that we are not just servants, but sons and daughters of God with all the privileges that come with that status. What are some privileges that you enjoy as a child of God?
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Read Galatians 3:10–13. What does this passage teach you about your salvation? What parts stick out to you? What claims are especially relevant to what you have recently learned from God and His Word?
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Prayerfully consider what you have learned in this post. Make a plan for how you will teach these aspects of God's grace to those you have been charged to disciple.

For more RightNow Media training posts and teaching videos with Tom Davis , click here.