Part of the wonder of the gospel is that it never ceases to amaze you, as you discover more about God and the difference between how holy He is and how imperfect and unholy we are. To delight in the gospel is to be in awe of how God freely and with pleasure gave His only Son, so that His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection, would pay the penalty that justice demands of sin (spiritual death); and so save us from hell, and bring us into a right relationship with God. A relationship which bears the graces of being a child of God (1 John 3:2), including provision (Romans 8:32), favour (Romans 5:1-2), and the righteousness of Christ, in which we trust with faith for our salvation (2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 3:20-22).
Over the next week I will be writing a three-part series aimed at looking at God’s grace through the gospel in depth. These will be the topics:
- Part 1: Sin
- Part 2: Saviour
- Part 3: Salvation
As Christians it is imperative that we have a right view of all of these things. Our salvation is the foundation of our faith; this is not of works, but of grace; however a desire to do good works will spring out of a sincere faith and thankfulness to God (James 2:26). If you don’t think much of your sin, you won’t think much of your Saviour (Luke 7:41-47); and consequently, your living will not display evidence of your salvation (John 15:8).
I’m so excited to start writing this series, and to gain a deeper understanding of God’s wonderful gospel of Grace!