Lord’s Day 11/08 Faith Undeserved

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Many Christians around the world are preparing to worship. Nothing as powerful as God’s word to reflect on worship.

When we understand just how sinful we are it is easier to truly appreciate God’s grace in saving us. It is a blessing to gather together as a community of Christians petitioning God directly. An undeserved blessing made possible only through Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

Just how undeserving are we? How much do we realize this? People will talk about how they do not deserves things in life such as spouses, certain friends, family, etc. To the degree to which that is true, how much more do we all not deserve to be adopted children of God looking to inherit eternal life?

Think and reflect on your thoughts and thought life in general. How unholy are your thoughts? Honestly? Think about what you, what we all deserve. Seriously. Honestly. Think.

Now slowly read the passages below and reflect on what Christ has given that you do not deserve. Worship humbly, thankfully and in brotherly love.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:1-11 [ESV]

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