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Grace Means...Righteousness

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1 Peter 2:11-25   The last two verses of 1 Peter 2 give us a brief summary of the truth of salvation. These verses contain a concise, beautiful statement of how we are saved. 1 Peter 2:24–25 (NKJV) 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. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.   These words give us a picture of grace. We were lost in sin.   Wait a minute! What on earth do we mean when we say “ lost in sin?”   Before we go any further, we need to know what we mean by “ sin” and how we understand “ lost.”   Sin and the concept of sin are treated as a joke in our society. People will casually call themselves sinners, even laughing about it. However, sin as a concept and as a reality is a grave matter. All the wars on earth, all the disease and death on earth are all directly the results of sin. God sa