Romans 3.19-31, with Luke 7.36-50, and Psalm 32
myself off from him, shunned him, denied him, crucified him.
never be cut off from him!
day’s effort on earth.
Memorial, in Pensées, 309-310.
movement (justifying grace) a “singularity”
God’s pursuit, either romance or hunt
thing: in the narrative of grace, “I” am not the subject of the story
is gracious, grace is always active
purposes of God”.
family also translated “righteous”, “just”
God is Love
in his blood…. He did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so
as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus (Romans
the gift is
FREE to us – “justified as a gift” (Romans 3.24)
deserved or earned
Jesus paid the full price
my hope is
built (on nothing less than Jesus’ blood & righteousness)
purposes of God”
no clear “moment”
– Pardon, declared innocent
– Peace, reconciled – joy, certainty, embrace
for sin and a peace that endureth”
where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a
quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the
heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did
trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me
that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and
Blaise Pascal. Memorial,
John Wesley. Journal,
in John Wesley, Albert Outler, editor.
Also online at http://www.ccel.org/ccel/wesley/journal.vi.ii.xvi.html