What I Read Today;

Romans 3; Matthew 3; Jeremiah 46; Psalm 124; 1 Samuel 20

In Romans 3, Paul begins to lay out the idea that God has forgiven us out of His grace and goodness.  Paul is laying out the Doctrine of Justification by Faith in Christ Alone.

Virtually every Christian church since the reformation believes in this doctrine.  In fact, The Doctrine of Justification by Faith is the cornerstone of our faith.

I wonder how many of us genuinely believe in the Doctrine of Justification?

What I mean is this, do we worry about the sins that we have committed in the past?  Do we wonder if God can genuinely forgive something we’ve done?  Does our fear of our past keep us from becoming involved in a ministry?  Does our broken soul turn away in pain when we think about Jesus?

Friends, we are forgiven.

Let me repeat myself, friends we are forgiven!

We are forgiven because Jesus loved us so much that he paid the price for our sins.  The sins in our past that haunt us are gone now because of what Jesus did for us.  Paul knew that he was guilty of murder.  He felt the guilt and shame, just like you and me.

Read these words and no that Jesus Christ paid the price for all your sins!  The sins of today, yesterday and tomorrow!

Romans 3:23-24, “since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”

Romans 3:28, “For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.”

Shout it from the rooftops!

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