Question 7: My closing thoughts are that it is one thing to hear the gospel, it is another thing to see and respond to the gospel. Head knowledge with our heart-knowledge has no lasting change. As I have seen Jesus' work with a new vision of what He did, why He did it, and who it was for (me), I have a profound ammunition and defense against my sin. The gospel is for sinners, sinners who see their need of a Savior and want to be free from their sin so that they can serve God and not be cumbered and hindered by their sin. When we truly "see" the cross and the gospel we will want to shed sin like a snake sheds its skin, we don't want a single trace of the old flesh/man to be present--but we know that when we fall short of God's glory and choose sin over Him, we have an advocate ready to remind us of His love for us and He reaches out His hand to us to say "get back in the race, don't give up, I have already won this for you, keep going and run it for me!" Hallelujah what a Savior! Praise God!