I MUST KNOW THE BAD NEWS TO APPRECIATE THE GOOD Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:20-21 Who feels ecstatic …

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A PICTURE OF ABUNDANCE For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love getting a great deal.  …

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SPIRITUAL UNIONS Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned… Romans 5:12 A spiritual union, as in who I am united to in spirit, determines what I will believe and even what choices I will make.  To be …

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PARANOIA Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.  Romans 5:9 If you grew up in a family that didn’t express themselves well, you probably experienced other’s disapproval without words.  A tone, even a look, communicated that you had done …

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