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“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
 
for our sins
Jesus is the substitute sacrifice for our sin. 
PRINCIPLE: 
Jesus took our hell that we might have His heaven.
APPLICATION: 
Jesus took our hell that we might have His heaven.  He personally paid the penalty for the sin we committed. 
Jn 15: 13Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
1 Co 15: 3 “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures…”
Ga 1: 3 “Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Pe 2: 24 “…who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”
1 Pe 3: 18 “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit…”
God’s way of salvation pivots on the substitution of Christ’s death for our eternal death.  He took our eternal death that we might have His eternal life.  We receive His eternal life by trusting His death to forgive our sins.
Ga 3: 10 “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’ 11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for ‘the just shall live by faith.’ 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but ‘the man who does them shall live by them.’ 13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
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