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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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  • « Images of the Savior (36 -- The Formation of the Kingdom) | Main | Redeeming the Time »

    Abandon Despair and Banish Your Laments

    Gospel Summary:

    Man was created to glorify God & Enjoy Him forever
    "Worthy are you, our Lord and our God to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things." (Rev 4:11) "Do all to the glory of God" (1 Cor 10:31)

    Man has failed to glorify God & is under His just condemnation
    "For all have sinned..." (Rom 3:23) The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23) "These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction" (2 Thes 1:9)

    Jesus fully bore the wrath and suffered the punishment sinners deserve
    Not wishing that sinners perish forever, God determined to save a people for Himself in the Eternal Son who became a man and lived the life we should have lived and died the death we justly deserve. God loves sinners and sent His Son to be the wrath absorbing sacrifice for their sin (1 John 4:10; John 6:37) he "...gave His life as a ransom for many" (Mk 10:45) & "rose again" from the dead (2 Cor 5:15) on their behalf.

    All who, by the grace of God, turn to Jesus in submissive faith are forgiven
    If you confess you are a sinner in need of Christ then God has begun to work in you a life-changing, eternally satisfying relationship with Himself! "Repent and believe the gospel (Mk 1:5) "In Your presnece is fullness of Joy (Ps 16:11). If your trust is in Jesus alone for your salvation (that is, you have no hope save for Christ's mercy) then you can be assured that your sins are forgiven and He has granted you eternal life.

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    Posted by John on December 11, 2008 12:32 PM

    Comments

    aaaah, and I do tremble, seeing I thought God was going to bless me!

    Wow, He has and He continues to do so!!

    aaaah, and I thought it was all about me!!!

    To God be the Glory, the Dominion and the Power, forever and ever, amen!

    thanks for sharing these things!

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