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Douglas Campbell: Sin and Its Seriousness

Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell: Sin and Its Seriousness

Dr. Campbell encourages us to look at the gospel of grace in a new way. He speaks about how the gospel addresses and informs our understanding of sin and ethics in a way that challenges the model of a conditional or contractual grace.

(28.8 minutes)
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Douglas Campbell

Dr. Douglas Campbell is Associate Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of The Quest for Paul's Gospel and The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul. For a PDF of all four interviews, click here.

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Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

 

Suggested topics:

1. In reference to the gospel, why is it inappropriate to say, “Grace, but…”?

2. Why do people worry about sin, justice, and judgment when Christ made provision for them?

3. What do you think accounts for our “conditional mentality” mentioned by Dr. Campbell?

4. It was said that true liberty and real freedom involve “freedom of response.” Please comment.

5. What do you think of the concept, “We have to resonate with what God is doing in our lives”?

6. Give us your thoughts on the statement, “We are released from sin as well as forgiven of sin.”

7. Why is it critical to realize that it is Christ’s faith imparted to us and not our faith in him?

8. How do you view Jesus Christ as being “our perfect response to God for us”?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

Introduction: Grace Communion International presents You’re Included, the good news of Jesus Christ. Our host is Dr. J. Michael Feazell. Welcome to this unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Our guest today is Douglas A. Campbell, Associate Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. Dr. Campbell is author of The Deliverance of God and The Quest for Paul’s Gospel.

J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for being with us.

Douglas Campbell: You’re welcome.

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Righteousness

Joseph Tkach

Righteousness

How righteous do you have to be to please God? No one has ever been righteous enough, except Jesus.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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How righteous do you have to be to please God? Would you be surprised to know that it is not even possible for you to be righteous enough to please God? No one has ever been righteous enough. God demands perfection – sinlessness – and no human being has ever been perfectly sinless – except One, and that One was God in the flesh, Jesus Christ.

And that’s the good news. Jesus came not only to be the atonement for our sins, but also to be our righteousness.

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