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LESSON 4: THE CURE FOR SIN

 

I.   There is a cure, a remedy for sin.

 

     A. Faith in Jesus Christ.

 

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 

 

             B. God’s gift to us, Jesus Christ, brings eternal life, which is also a gift from God. Just think of that: a gift. This is not something we deserve or can earn; it is something God gives us just because He loves us.

 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

 

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

 

Romans 5:18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 

 

             C. The remedy came when Jesus died, shed His blood on the cross of Calvary . The reason for this is too complicated to discuss here, it is just important for you to know that it is the blood of Christ that takes away your sins.

 

1 Peter 1:18 –19 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

 

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

 

Revelation 1:5 . . . and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood

 

     D. He was sacrificed that we can live forever.

 

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.

 

Galatians 1:4 . . . our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 

 

     E. It will save us from eternal damnation.

 

Romans 5:8 –9 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

 

 

II.  The remedy for sin, called salvation, is for all. Notice the all-inclusive language the Bible uses when it offers the gift of salvation.

 

             A. John 3:16 , WHOEVER. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 

 

             B. Romans 10:13 , WHOEVER. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

             C. Acts 2:21 , WHOEVER. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

             D. Matthew 11:28 , ALL. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

             E. Revelation 3:20 , ANYONE. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 

 

Summary. The cure for sin was given to us by Jesus Christ when He died upon the cross of Calvary , shedding His blood for us. This remedy, called salvation, is for everyone who will come to Jesus Christ asking sincerely for it.