In today’s Bible study, we learned about Jesus as our savior, what sin is, how it affects us, and the way it ultimately leads to death. Because we are sinners and doomed to death, we are in need of atonement for our sins. The ultimate atonement is through God’s perfect son, Jesus, who was sacrificed in place of us even though he was pure and blameless. This sacrifice provides access to God the father through Jesus the mediator. When we put our faith in Christ as a believer and follower, God sanctifies us through constant relationship with him. This gift is nothing to take for granted, but it gives us the freedom to live abundantly. Now we can focus on our relationship with him rather than the works we try to accomplish for him.