2021 07 12

Good morning.


What an amazing time we had worshipping together yesterday, all be it online. There is nothing like being in His presence and worshipping Him.


The question was posed in the sermon yesterday, "Is the cross enough?" Or should we, like some of the people in the Galatian church, add religious acts/works to the work of Christ on the cross?


When I, Mike, got saved, I was steeped in sinful ways. The words of the hymn sum up the question that was uppermost in my mind that evening way back in 1967: "Amazing grace, how can it be, that Thou, my God, would die for me?" Surely there must be something that I must do over and above simply praying the "sinner's prayer"?


After grappling with this question for a number of years, the light went on for me in the middle of Greek class, translating the book of Romans from Greek to English. "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death." (Romans 8:1‭-‬2)


What freedom flooded over me that day as the truth of Christ's death on the cross, and His resurrection sank deep into my understanding.


Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, puts it this way. "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)


Is the cross enough? Absolutely! No religious activity on my part can add to it.


With this in your mind, have a great day.


Blessings.


Mike and Daphne

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