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20. CHRIST and the CROSS: Restoration, Part 2

Day One Study

The goal of this lesson is for you to continue to see what Christ restored to us as individuals through His death and resurrection. As you did in the last lesson, read the verses describing how sin and the curse affected us before Christ. Then read the corresponding verses to see what Christ’s death and resurrection restored to us.

1. a. Sins Effect: Read 1 Corinthians 15:21-22. How had sin and the Curse affected us before Christ?

b. Restored: Read 1 Corinthians 15:20-27, 54-58. What has Christ’s death and resurrection restored to us?

2. a. Sins Effect: Read the following verses to see how sin and the Curse had affected us before Christ.

·         Psalm 14:1—

·         Psalm 51:5—

·         Isaiah 53:6—

·         Romans 8:5-8—

b. Restored: Read the following verses to see what Christ’s death and resurrection has restored to us.

·         Romans 8:1-4; 9-11—

·         Colossians 2:13-14—

·         Hebrews 9:13-14—

Day Two Study

3. a. Sins Effect: Read Romans 5:10a, Colossians 1:21, and James 4:4. How had sin and the Curse affected us before Christ?

b. Restored: Read the following verses to see what Christ’s death and resurrection restored to us.

·         Romans 5:10b—

·         Romans 8:31-39—

4. a. Sins Effect: Read the following verses to see how sin and the Curse had affected us before Christ.

·         Genesis 11:8-9; 9:19; 10:15, 20, 31—

·         Acts 10:27-28

·         Ephesians 2:11-12—

b. Restored: Read the following verses to see what Christ’s death and resurrection restored to us.

·         Matthew 28:19-20—

·         Acts 2:5-11—

·         Acts 10:34-35—

·         Ephesians 2:13-19—

·         Colossians 3:11—

Day Three Study

Appreciation Assignment:

5. From what you have learned in BOTH lessons (this one AND the previous one), think about what Christ has already restored to you as a believer. Knowing all this should boost your self-esteem sky high! You are greatly loved by a Great and Loving God who desires to free you from the curse; in part for now, in the future—completely! Spend some time thanking God for His indescribable gift! Feel free to be creative in the space below.

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