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Our Debt

We were in hopeless debt and Jesus paid the debt for usLuke 7:41-50Bank
We were slaves and Jesus came to the marketplace to redeem us from bondageEph. 1:7Slave market
We were condemned criminals before the judgment seat of God and Jesus bore our penalty in order to set us free Rom. 5:16Law court
We were unclean Gentiles, excluded by our defilement of sin from the presence of God in the temple, and Jesus gave himself as a sacrifice to consecrate for us a way to the throne of mercyEph. 2:13-14Temple
We were children in disgrace far from home and Jesus brought us back to the family circleEph. 2:18-19Home
We were captives confined to the fortress of Satan and Jesus broke in to deliver usCol. 2:15Battlefield

Christian Theology in Plain Language, p. 114