· LISTEN for God's promise to help us with our sinful nature that destroys the fullness of life.
· LISTEN for God's free gift of eternal life, which does not involve God's judgment or punishment.
· LISTEN for the phrase for you. The Gospel says it straight out: You are forgiven, Jesus died to save You. Eternal life is God's gift to You, given by the Savior.
· LISTEN for the many ways that God's promise of eternal salvation is being offered to us, despite our sinful separation from God.