What difference does Christ make?


Scripture: Romans 3:21-31


1) Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus whom God put forward by his blood to be received by faith.

What does this verse say about us? What does this verse say about the "Gift"?

2) The righteousness of God (perfect, holy) - Who is the righteousness of God? What did the righteousness of God do for us?  (v25&26)

3) Explain how you seek to be righteous in God? Be specific, give examples of your "righteous works". What does this say about how we receive this righteousness of God (the gift)?

4) "When you look at Jesus and he is your bedrock you cannot help but be humbled by your sin." How does this make a difference in how we live our lives? Share a difficult situation at work or at home, and apply how this truth as bedrock will speak into that situation.