Sin means to miss the mark of perfection. None of us are perfect, therefore we all sin. Sin is also loving anything more than God. It is thinking, speaking, or acting in ways that are against God’s best for us.
Sin causes humanities relationship with God to be broken. Sin brings guilt, shame and death into our lives, making us unworthy before God, who is perfect.
Our sin has separated us from God and brought us under corruption, guilt and God’s holy wrath.
God promised that a Savior, His Son, would defeat evil and rescue his creation from the power of sin and death.
First, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Second, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Jesus is God’s eternal Son and Israel’s Messiah, the promised Savior. Through Jesus, we know who God is.
God sent his Son, Jesus of Nazareth, to rescue Israel and the world from the power of sin and death.
Because he is both fully God and fully human, having two distinct natures in his one person.
Jesus lived as a human made in God’s image without the corruption of sin so that he could restore the image of God in our humanity.
Only God can rescue humanity from the power of sin and restore his creation from the curse of the fall.