Forgiveness quite possibly is the most misunderstood issue in Christianity. Each time we sin, questions about forgiveness race through our minds and we experience fear and guilt. We promise to do better, and then fall flat on our face. Here’s the good news – Christ’s work at the cross paid the just punishment for all our sins. God no longer deals with us on the basis of sin, but now, because of his grace, he deals with us on the basis of love. The Word of God tells us, “’Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.’ And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary” (Hebrews 10:17-18). So, in light of this amazing truth, what do we do when we sin? Listen as Bob and Fiona discuss that very question.
By grace, Jesus took your sins on himself. By grace, he suffered the punishment you justly deserved. By grace, he offered his blood to the Father on your behalf. By grace, he forgave your sins. Now, through faith, thank Jesus for what he has done and rest confidently in the forgiveness that is yours in him.
(Excerpt from Simple Gospel, Simply Grace by Bob Christopher)
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