The birth of Jesus marks not the possibility of redeeming grace but the dawn of redeeming grace.
He did it all for us.
Let us rejoice in the sovereign grace of God, and cry out WITH our Savior, “IT IS FINISHED!”
The gospel brings to “light” that which God has already done for us and in us (2 Timothy 1:10).
So why do good works? Because we are thankful for the blessing of salvation completed by a Sovereign God.
Therefore, we do not simply have a hope like a birthday wish for salvation. Our hope is a sure anchor which is the faithfulness of God in Jesus Christ.
If Jesus came and died on the cross only to make salvation a possibility, then He does not seem very powerful does He?
He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. – Luke 1:51-53 In this portion … Continue reading “I Did It My Way” – GOD
And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. – Luke 1:50 Fear does not cause God to have mercy. Fear of the Lord is the evidence of the hand of mercy upon a person. When Jonah ran from his duty to preach to Ninevah, he boarded a ship to get away. The … Continue reading Which Came First, Mercy or Fear?
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. Luke 1:48-49 Why was Mary so happy that she just had to sing? Because God had blessed her beyond … Continue reading So, Why Is Mary So Happy?