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"Repentance: Changing Our Minds from the Old to the New": a Bible study about the mindset of grace and the paradigm shift from the perspective of the unfinished work of the Old Covenant to the New Covenant perspective of the finished work of Jesus. This study was taught by Tricia Gunn, the founder of Parresia and the author of Unveiling Jesus. Audio excerpts here. Video excerpts here.
Session 1: Righteousness - what happened at the cross? What happened at the cross? What did Jesus accomplish for us? Jesus became sin so that we could be made righteousness through Him. Today we are as Jesus is in this world. We are blameless and faultless as we stand before the Father because the blood of Jesus has taken away our sin. If we are the center of our theology, we need repentance - a change of mind. The Gospel is not about our performance, our love for God, or our serving God. The Gospel is that Jesus knew you, Jesus loved you, Jesus came as you, Jesus died as you, Jesus rose as you so you can be as He is - in perfect union with God. The Gospel is all about Jesus!
Session 2: Rest - how does knowing we are righteous affect our lives? Spiritual Rest is the greatest result of the revelation of grace. It comes by beholding Jesus in His amazing grace. When we see the nature of God, His love, his kindness, His compassion, and His care, we will let go of all our fears. We have been blessed with every blessing through the finished work of Jesus. Faith is looking to Jesus and simply receiving what He has already provided by His grace.
Session 3: Reality - how does rest give us God’s heavenly perspective? When we know we are righteous before God because of Jesus, we can rest in Him and see God’s heavenly reality. As Jesus is so are we in this world. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. The holy Spirit opens the eyes of our understanding and fills us with joy unspeakable as we receive the things freely given to us by God.