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How Guarantees Once Saved the World

Our faith in Jesus transfers God’s righteousness to us and he now declares us flawless in his eyes. This means we can now enjoy true and lasting peace with God, all because of what our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has done for us. Our faith guarantees us access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory!

Romans 5:1-3, Passion Translation

We have a wellspring of joy that finds it’s source in God’s glory! The hope of this glory is the simple belief that Jesus is our guarantee!

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Getting Jesus right is absolutely essential if we are to recover the beauty of Christianity because Jesus is the beauty of Christianity!

Brian Zahnd, Beauty Will Save the World

Thinking rightly about Jesus is crucial not only to Christianity but to the Christian! We mustn’t accept Jesus at salvation as the total of Christianity then relegate Him to optional in experience. He is the sum of all the parts.

He is Christianity!

He is Life!

He is All!

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This is a guest post by my friend Kimm Crandall. If you don’t know Kimm, you should. Her Twitter profile says it all. “Sainted sinner standing in the loser line waiting for grace.”
This is a great blog. She mainly writes for moms, but I needed this as well.

I gave up today.

I didn’t want to do it anymore. You know, the whole Christian walk thing. Trying to be a good mom, trying to do it all well.

Maybe it was the emotions of having watched my husband being taken away in an ambulance last night. After all, watching the one you love the most swell up before your eyes is an alarming experience.

Things like that hit you the next day; realizing that without medical care you would have lost him.

Maybe I used the stress and the tiredness of the night as an excuse.

Or maybe the unexpected night away with my husband was the cherry on top of my week of defeat. Not quite what I had in mind when I said we needed to get away together soon.

The trip to the pumpkin patch seems fun until your child spits in the mouth of your sweet friend’s boy and you become angry and harsh.

All is good until your child yells at the same sweet friend’s daughter and you become angry and harsh.

Then you run over her gate with your car as you are leaving, feeling like a wrecking crew and wondering why she puts up with you.

You’re at a breaking point. Your sin consumes you. You want to give up.

You’ve spent the week in exhaustion; over committed, under organized and wondering why you can’t do “it” right like other people. Whatever “it” is.

You’ve been ungracious, unloving and unkind most of your waking hours. Your husband disagrees but you know the gutter your heart has been in.

I know I’m not supposed to give up. I’m supposed to “fight the good fight”, “run the race” and know that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


How’s a girl supposed to do it?! Laundry, cooking, driving, teaching, sex, dishes, writing, listening, encouraging, being nice. It all seems so big when you’ve been up all night. Am I right?

So I give up.

There’s something to be said for giving up. Something that others won’t say.

Preaching a try harder/do better self sermon is not the remedy. I know, I know…where’s the positive thinking? Where’s my “can do” American spirit? Well, it’s at the bottom of the dumpster hanging out with all of the other worldly advice that I have adopted as a Christian.
The stuff that I’ve since thrown away.
Adding only drives me to pride or despair.

I’m over it.

You see, it’s not until I give up my efforts to do this christian life right that I break and see the glory of Christ.

So I give up doing and remember what’s been done.

I give up working and start resting.

I give up comparing and start being.

I give up pretending and start living.

And then it comes to me, He has been rejoicing over me all week! He’s been loving me when I haven’t loved others. He’s been singing over me when I’ve been harsh. He has adored me when I haven’t been adorable. All of this brings me to my knees. Amazed at His relentless grace. A grace that increases in my weakness.

A grace that increased after doing it right for this sinner.

A grace that showered me after dying a death to make me acceptable.

And a grace that remains after ascending; loving to love me, as if the first two were not enough.

In all of my sin and weakness this week I’ve remained in Gods favor. I don’t have to make any payment for my mistakes.

I am covered.

And when I think about this…the shedding of blood, the forgiveness and righteousness given to me as an act of grace and mercy, I fly to Him. His kindness leads me to repentance and calls me into obedience.

Grace, grace, God’s grace.
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

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Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.

You see, all have sinned, and all their futile attempts to reach God in His glory fail. Yet they are now saved and set right by His free gift of grace through the redemption available only in Jesus the Anointed.

Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.
[All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus

Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory. They receive God’s approval freely by an act of his kindness through the price Christ Jesus paid to set us free from sin.

All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, but all are treated as righteous freely by his grace because of a ransom that was paid by Christ Jesus.

Everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence. But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free.

Everyone is in the same boat; their distorted behavior is proof of a lost blueprint.
Jesus Christ is proof of God’s grace gift; he redeemed the glory of God in human life; mankind condemned is now mankind justified because of the ransom paid by Christ Jesus!

Romans 3:23-24

I hope this helps get the paint the picture that through Jesus your sins are cancelled and you’ve been brought inside the family. His design from the beginning was a family. His will from the start was you, perfected. Now, because of Jesus’ finished work of the cross, that’s exactly how he sees you.

Perfect family.

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“We are saved by God from God through God to God for God. The idea of our salvation is the Father’s; the work of our salvation is the Son’s; the dispensing of our salvation is the Spirit’s. So that in all things God will get the glory.”

– Jared Wilson, Gospel Deeps: Reveling in the Excellencies of Jesus

It’s single-handedly God.

While I may not completely agree with the exact wording and thought process as Mr. Wilson, I do 100% agree that salvation is ALL God.


Grace is what compels God to act on His own initiative for His own glory to do what no other god can do: forgive those who don’t deserve it and can’t earn it.

Preston Sprinkle, Charis

I think that this quote from Mr. Sprinkle is an absolute powerhouse of a theological statement of how God acts for the helpless.

Grace is what compels God to act on His own initiative for His own glory.


At each point in the gospel’s design, implementation, application, and forecast, God is at the very center taking the credit and establishing his own centrality. Indeed, we could say that God is himself God-centered, and while the gospel is for our salvation, it is chiefly for God’s own glory.

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