Reformation Gems

In the book of Romans, God makes clear what he has accomplished for us, so that we can be confident of our standing with God. All that God has done is a gift for us, clearly revealed in Scripture through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Our first Gem: ATONEMENT

Romans 3:21–25a 21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.

We are helpless to save ourselves or come to God. The law makes it clear that we are sinful and have fallen short of any way to get right with God. However, God has come to us and given us the righteousness we need. Through Jesus death on the cross our sins are forgiven, we are justified and AT-ONE with God. Did you catch the cost? Free! It is a gift. Certainly, it was not free on Jesus’ part, but in Jesus we find this amazing grace of God! What confidence and certainty we have in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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