Friday, August 15, 2014

There's a gospel app for that...

Burdened by guilt and shame? 'There's a gospel app for that'...

'Our God has forgiven us “ all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Col. 2: 13– 14).

So— That sense of condemnation you feel for things you’ve done in the past that you’ve tried as hard as you can to confess and repent of . . . That struggle you’re having right now with a sinful, frustrating habit or tendency that’s become such a natural part of the way you react to stress and insecurity . . . Those doubts you carry around, not sure you’ll ever be able to overcome the squeezing grip of this particular sin in your life, no matter how long you keep trying . . .

'Let’s just say there’s a gospel app for that. For all of that. The cancelling of your debt by the forgiving blood of the Lamb means the guilt from all your sin is gone— past, present, and future— as well as all your reasons for allowing guilt to crank itself up into angry fits and other defensive measures. You’ve been pardoned. You’re free. You’ve been given innocence. Believe it. And be changed by it.-

-- Matt Chandler and Michael Snetzer, "Recovering Redemption"

"My sin -- oh the bliss of this glorious thought, my sin -- not in part, but the whole, has been nailed to His cross and I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord, oh my soul!"


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