“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.(John 3:16-17)”

  • Here, the gospel message reaches its peak. We are saved through grace.
  • There is hope! We are saved through Jesus’ loving sacrifice.
  • Be sure that the seeker has seen his/her need for grace, and this stud in grace will be powerful.
  • Its also important for the seeker to understand his/her responsibility for Jesus’ death.
  • Establishing personal responsibility will later reap great gratitude and joy for Jesus’ personal love and forgiveness.

Romans 3:21-27 (Tap to Expand)

  • All are in complete need of grace for all have sinned.
  • Christ is propitiation or atonement (temple illustration) for the wrath we’ve earned.
  • He redeems (slavery illustration) us; he justifies (legal illustration) us. Discuss the illustrations.

Romans 5:6-11 (Tap to Expand)

  • Jesus died for us while we were at our worst, enemies of God, weak and sinful. His blood changes all that and reconciles us to God.
  • Sinful deeds are obvious.
  • What does will not inherit the Kingdom of God mean?
  • Be as specific as necessary to both explain and share about the sins listed.

Ephesians 5:3-13 (Tap to Expand)

  • Not even a hint or a mention of sin should be the standard for followers of Jesus.
  • Has anyone ever shared empty words with you in order to minimize God’s wrath to sin and sinners?
  • Exposing sin to the light is a great step toward proclaiming a real need for grace.

Mark 14:26, 15:41 (Tap to Expand)

  • Jesus chose to die for us. Who killed Jesus? I did. You did.
  • Reflect on the reasons why Jesus endures these afflictions (my sins require it, and His love offers it).

1 Peter 2:21-25 (Tap to Expand)

  • Why did Jesus die on the cross for us?
  • So that we might die to sin and live for the new righteousness that the cross provides.
  • This is our response to the cross.
  • Your sin has made a separation between you and your God.
  • This study is not just about a list of sins, but instead about the depth of your separation from your Father.

Acts 2:36-41 (Tap to Expand)

Peter has preached the message of the cross. What are the next steps?

John 3:16-21 (Tap to Expand)

– Do you prefer the darkness over the light? Are you ready to move into the light of God’s grace?