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Some Christians can’t help but approach God with a legalistic mindset. Is salvation by faith really that easy?

Key Points:

  • The simple answer to this question is found in Foundations Truth 1: We start by trusting Jesus. (Romans 3:22.)
  • The early Christians clearly had some major sin issues, yet Paul never questions their standing with God. (Colossians 3:5-8.)
  • Trusting Jesus requires a simple, child-like faith. (Matthew 18:2-4.)

Quote This:

Romans 3:22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

See Also: Salvation, Sin

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. When you sin, where do you put yourself on the spectrum from guilt-ridden to sinning-and-happy-about-it? Does the severity of sin come into play? Explain.
  3. Read Romans 3:22. Explain this principle in your own words.
  4. Take a look at Colossians 3:5-8. This letter was written to a Christian church. According to the text, what sins had they struggled with? Do you think they were still struggling?
  5. How is trusting Jesus’ power to save different from trusting his perspective on life? Which one is easier for you to do, and why?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.