1. A life controlled by sin and stained by the mistakes of your past, no longer exists (Romans 6:1-4; Romans 8:2; Philippians 3:13-14)
2. We cannot earn this place of right standing with God (Romans 5:17-21)
3. God removed the barrier of sin, not for us to live lives that dishonor what Christ purchased. He removed the barrier of sin, for us to be an extension of His heart to the world.
4. The same way Jesus took all of our sins, though He did not sin; We received all of His Righteousness (right-standing) with the Father though we did nothing righteous.