Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jesus transforms us from the inside...

"Jesus transforms us from the inside by his grace. He gives us life. There is a real change that happens inside of us. We reign in life because of what Jesus does to really change us on the inside and through the free gift of righteousness. We must not listen to the devil who accuses us day and night; he wants us to stop trusting in Jesus’ righteousness. We don't earn God’s favor by, for example, fasting twice-a-week. We can't cover our guilt and condemnation by establishing our own righteousness. If we are doing well, pride grips us. If we are doing badly, we no longer feel that we are right with God. The truth is, we are right with God solely because of what Jesus did!"

5 comments:

Joel B. said...

Amen to dat!

"My hope is found in nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness."

Craig Glenn said...

"On Christ the Solid Rock i stand, all other ground is sinking sand, is sinking sand..."

RJW said...

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less"
by Edward Mote, 1797-1874
1. My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

2. When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

3. His oath, His covenant, and blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When every earthly prop gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne!
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

We want to sing, too, you guys!! :)

Craig Glenn said...

Good one..RJ

SPS said...

Was just mentioning this to a friend yesterday.... Our hope can only be in Jesus....not friends, husbands, wives family etc.... ONLY IN HIM....... HE is full of GRACE and TRUTH …..THIS IS MY HOPE……no where and in no one else can this be found……