Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 19 Q & A 70 Q What is justification? A Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners *1, in which he pardons all their sins, accepts and accounts their persons righteous in his sight *2; not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them …

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It’s a worry if the church simply transfers the exhausting, life-draining, joy-sucking demands of the rest of life to its own agenda and programs. The Gospel demands that people need something very different than to feel that their church sees them as a resource to meet their goals. Worse still, the thought that coming to …

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When a leper seeks Jesus, the leper wants one thing – not a change in social status – not a change in health – what the leper wants is Jesus. From Rosaria Butterfield. “And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will; be clean’” (Luke 5:13). That touch changed the man. But …

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If Jesus had atoned for it, stop living in misery over it. Live like someone who’s been forgiven of something they never thought they’d be forgiven for. From Steve Brown (who makes me smile). If You Want To Kill The Gospel, Add A Bit Of Religious Gloom. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, …

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