LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Take the covering that God provides!

Mark also requested that I post this here as well........

Romans 3:22b-25A For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.

Paul makes clear that salvation comes by grace that God gives as a free gift. This gift is bought and paid for by the redemption that Christ Jesus secured on the cross of Calvary. God satisfied his righteous wrath by making his own son, who had no sin, pay the penalty for the sins of the redeemed. Just as God had done in the garden by providing covering for Adam and Eve, he covered the sins of his people by providing a blood sacrifice. God will not allow His character to be violated and so sin has to be punished. Thank God that his amazing grace provided a lamb without blemish to pay the debt that sinners cannot pay. Jesus paid it all and, through faith in His atonement, the blood of the Lamb redeems sinners.

Sin, God, wrath, penalty, Jesus Christ, atonement, redemption, justification, propitiation, grace, faith, gift, eternal life…… When the dots of all these doctrines are connected, it is clear that Jesus Christ saves sinners that believe and have faith that He died on the cross to pay the penalty for their sins.

Have you placed your faith in Jesus to cover your sins or are you going to make your own arrangements on judgment day? Choose wisely.

8 Comments:

Blogger mark pierson said...

Wayne - Thanks so much for posting that excellent piece on this blog!

I'll be away from blogging for a while due to my father's hospital stay. He is very sick. Please keep him in prayer.

You have "the keys" to this blog. Could you please police it in my absence?

Mark

June 06, 2007 10:01 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Wayne -
Ever since I learned about this first 'sacrifice' provided to cover the sins of Adam and Eve, I am in awe of God's providential plan from Day One. From before Day One. From eternity past through eternity present and future. Hallelujah!
Isn't God amazing?
Mark, you and your father are covered in prayer.

June 06, 2007 10:13 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Mark,
Your father will be in my prayers and I will be glad to monitor Bluecollar Blog until you return.....
wayne

June 06, 2007 10:31 AM

 
Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Mark, we are still praying for your Dad and you as you care for him.

June 06, 2007 11:20 AM

 
Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Great post Jazz!

Mark I will be praying for you dad and for you and your family.

Cristina

June 06, 2007 11:56 AM

 
Blogger Craver Vii said...

I haven't been leaving many comments here lately, but I'm always "lurking." Mark's family will be in my prayers as well.

June 06, 2007 5:50 PM

 
Blogger mark pierson said...

All:

Thank you so very much for your prayers! Thanks for your friendship.

They can't wake my dad any more. His oxygen levels are low.

He has known Christ since 1973.

Teammates:

Post at will. Keep this blog alive while I'm gone. These evangelistic posts are especially dear to me.

Mark

June 07, 2007 6:48 AM

 
Blogger Baptist Girl said...

(((((Mark)))))

June 07, 2007 12:59 PM

 

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