SUNDAY SERMON ON THE BLOG – BOUNDLESS GRACE.
Anyone who tries to please God by obeying the Law is under a curse. The Scriptures say, "Everyone who doesn't obey everything in the Law is under a curse." No one can please God by obeying the Law. The Scriptures also say, "The people God accepts because of their faith will live." - Galatians 3:10-11. (CEV)
Thankfully, God provided us the Sacrifice that makes us righteous and pays for our sins, because none of us keeps God's Law perfectly.
In His boundless grace, Father sent Jesus to do what we cannot do, live a perfect life and offer Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. We don't have to live under law trying to earn our perfection and God's acceptance. Instead, we live “by faith,” trusting that God will look at us through Christ's perfection, and not our imperfection, judge us based on Jesus' holiness, and not our transgressions, and view us through the Son's righteousness, and not our unrighteousness.
In this way, we fulfil the righteousness requirements of the Law, without having to be bound to the “curse of the law.”
Loving Father, thank you for your plan of grace, which has brought me back from sin and death, and given me a way to live victoriously for you. Thank you, dear Father, for Jesus and His awesome and holy life, and his generous and loving sacrifice for my sins. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may the words I say, and the way I live, show that your grace has captured my heart, and that true faith in Jesus, has changed my life. In Jesus' wonderful Name I pray. Amen.