CWV Study Guide 5

1. Summarize Romans 3:20-26.
We cannot be justified by the law. All have fallen short of the law. We are justified by the blood and grace of Jesus Christ.

2. Summarize Matthew 5:44.
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

3. How does the textbook interpret Matthew 18:21-35 and the Christian’s ability to forgive others?
The textbook interprets – It literally cost the person offering forgiveness momentarily. It costs something because one has to commit to the notion that a person who is dragging him or her down, as it were, is more important than any kind of self-preservation.
We must recognize the person seeking forgiveness as more important than ourselves.

4. Describe the Christian view of salvation and how it differs from the views of other religions.
The Christian view of salvation is we can only be saved by faith in Jesus. NOT by works. Most religions are based on salvation through works.

5. What three words beginning with “R” used in the lesson and lecture summarize the gospel message?

6. Briefly summarize Isaiah 53:4-6.
-Jesus has taken our sin & shame through his death on the cross.
-Through his death, anyone who believes in Jesus has healing and forgiveness.

7. What is the mark of a Christian according to Jesus in John 13:35?
The mark of a Christian, is having love for one another.

8. Read Hebrews 9:24-28. Briefly state the point in each of the last three verses (26-28).
-Christ dies once for ALL sin through his death
-People die once and then face judgement
-Christ will return again

9. Summarize John 20:24-29. What is the significance of this passage for Christians today?
Thomas did not believe Christ has risen. Christ revealed himself to Thomas and Thomas believed. Jesus then said to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen me yet believe me.” Today, we believe without seeing.

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