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  • Saved From What?Saved From What?

    Chapter 2Chapter 2 The Shattered Self ImageThe Shattered Self Image

  • ControversyControversy

    • What was the greatest sports moment in What was the greatest sports moment in the last 10 years?the last 10 years?

  • This?This?

  • Or maybe Or maybe this?this?

  • Of course the answer is obvious!Of course the answer is obvious!

  • ControversyControversy

    •It is in our livesIt is in our lives •How do you react to it?How do you react to it?

  • Recap – Chapter 1, Saved From Recap – Chapter 1, Saved From What?What?

    • Do you understand the Gospel?Do you understand the Gospel? – A personal relationship?A personal relationship? – Asking Jesus into your heart?Asking Jesus into your heart?

    • The meaning of SalvationThe meaning of Salvation – Many senses, many tensesMany senses, many tenses – Saved from the wrath to come (Zeph 1:14-18)Saved from the wrath to come (Zeph 1:14-18)

    • Bitter, trouble, alarm, distress, blood, devastation, Bitter, trouble, alarm, distress, blood, devastation, refuse, desolation, wrath, darkness, devoured, refuse, desolation, wrath, darkness, devoured, gloominess, firegloominess, fire

  • Recap-ContinuedRecap-Continued

    • Salvation is of _______Salvation is of _______ – We do not have the necessary resourcesWe do not have the necessary resources – This is why Christ cameThis is why Christ came

    • Salvation is from _______Salvation is from _______ • Christ covers us and protects us from our Christ covers us and protects us from our

    DESERVED wrathDESERVED wrath

  • Saved from God??Saved from God??

    • Is that controversial?Is that controversial? • What does that controversy tell us?What does that controversy tell us?

  • Our Self ImageOur Self Image

    • What is the size of our ego?What is the size of our ego? • How does our image of ourselves affect How does our image of ourselves affect

    our image of God? our image of God? • Our relationship?Our relationship?

  • Self Esteem and the Holiness of GodSelf Esteem and the Holiness of God

    • Isaiah 6:1-5Isaiah 6:1-5 • Daniel 5:1-7Daniel 5:1-7 • Others?Others? • What’s the point?What’s the point?

  • Sin and God’s HolinessSin and God’s Holiness

    • Who are we?Who are we? – God’s ChildrenGod’s Children – Made in His imageMade in His image – Endowed with many of His attributesEndowed with many of His attributes – Life is sacredLife is sacred

    • The effect of sin – the image is tarnished The effect of sin – the image is tarnished and desecratedand desecrated

  • Our Ego and SinOur Ego and Sin

    • How does our ego affect our sin?How does our ego affect our sin? • Luke 18:18-23Luke 18:18-23

    – Why is only God “good?”Why is only God “good?” – Why the 10 Commandments?Why the 10 Commandments? – Why only some?Why only some? – Why did Jesus give him the command to sell all he Why did Jesus give him the command to sell all he

    had?had?

    • Galatians 2:16Galatians 2:16 • If we live by the Law, we will die by the Law.If we live by the Law, we will die by the Law.

  • So what is the standard?So what is the standard?

    • So the rich young ruler didn’t quite So the rich young ruler didn’t quite measure up, but what about us?measure up, but what about us?

    • Are we close? Almost there? Just about?Are we close? Almost there? Just about? • Where do I stack up next to you?Where do I stack up next to you? • How far can you jump?How far can you jump?

  • Our Ego and FearOur Ego and Fear

    • Do we really understand what that Do we really understand what that standard means?standard means?

    • How deep does our tarnish go?How deep does our tarnish go? • Romans 3:10-20Romans 3:10-20 • Do we fear God? Why or why not?Do we fear God? Why or why not? • In fact, because of what we have done, In fact, because of what we have done,

    we are God’s ENEMIESwe are God’s ENEMIES

  • Original SinOriginal Sin

    • How did we get here?How did we get here? • We are born as sinnersWe are born as sinners • We do not become sinners because we We do not become sinners because we

    first sin – we sin because we are first first sin – we sin because we are first sinners.sinners.

    • Psalm 51:5Psalm 51:5

  • Augustine and Pelagius - controversyAugustine and Pelagius - controversy

  • The PrayerThe Prayer

    ““God grant what Thou God grant what Thou commandest, and command commandest, and command

    what Thou dost desire.”what Thou dost desire.”

  • What did Augustine mean?What did Augustine mean?

    • ““Grant what you command of us”Grant what you command of us” • Augustine understood our status, our Augustine understood our status, our

    conditioncondition • He also understood God’s expectationsHe also understood God’s expectations • Finally, Augustine understood our ability to Finally, Augustine understood our ability to

    do what God commandeddo what God commanded

  • Pelagius RespondsPelagius Responds

    • ““God never commands the impossible.”God never commands the impossible.” • If God requires it, then we have the ability If God requires it, then we have the ability

    to perform it – i.e. we must have the to perform it – i.e. we must have the ability to perform with perfect ability to perform with perfect righteousness. righteousness.

  • The Bottom Line – Poised to be The Bottom Line – Poised to be ShatteredShattered

    • The orthodox church emphatically rejected The orthodox church emphatically rejected PelagiusPelagius

    • Our best does not meet God’s standards Our best does not meet God’s standards of righteousnessof righteousness

    • We flatter ourselves because we grade on We flatter ourselves because we grade on a curve (2 Corinthians 10:12-13)a curve (2 Corinthians 10:12-13)

    • But what happens when we truly see God?But what happens when we truly see God?

  • What we needWhat we need

    • It has to be better than all the King’s It has to be better than all the King’s horses and men!!horses and men!!

    • It is something that we simply are unable It is something that we simply are unable to doto do

    • Our salvation is completely, utterly, Our salvation is completely, utterly, dependent on Goddependent on God

    • The whole purpose of the cross!The whole purpose of the cross!

  • Questions? Concerns?Questions? Concerns?