Now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Collect for Purity
Now that [Christ] lives, he lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Tuesday Morning + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Opening (Collect for Purity) Almighty God: to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are… Read More ›
Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith.
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
No one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.