Let us glorify Christ remembering that He says to everyone who by God’s grace have believed in Him: “Take heart, your sins are forgiven.”
Though the storms of life rage around us, we serve the Son of Man. We worship the King who has everlasting dominion. We are dependent upon the One who rebukes the winds and the sea, and in Him there is great calm. He is the Lord Jesus Christ, demanding discipleship, demanding dependence, and demanding deliverance.
And while sickness and disease are the plagues of this world, our greatest need is eternal. A healed body may enjoy this life but apart from faith in Christ the soul will go to hell.
All that we need to know, all that we need to mature, all that we need for “every good work” is given to us in the Word.
It is only by abiding in Him that we bear much fruit, because apart from Him we can do nothing.
Living graciously is a gospel-centered life, a joyful life lived in light of the grace we have received in Christ.
We were redeemed for a kingdom of permanent value. So, invest your life in it. For, our Lord Jesus Christ invested His life for us.
The Lord’s Prayer is a lyrical masterpiece in substance and form.Given to us by our Lord Jesus, we pray its words and follow its outline guiding us in our secret and public prayers. …As our standard, in summary we find it to be a prayer of praise, a prayer of petition, and a prayer of provision.
Because God’s perfect standard was achieved in the life of His only Begotten, because God’s righteous justice was satisfied in the death of His Son, and because God raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, we are called and enabled by His Holy Spirit to live pious lives, practicing righteousness for His glory.
The life of the redeemed in Christ is a redeemed life in Christ. And a life redeemed by the perfect standard of righteousness is a life called to live according to the perfect standard of righteousness.