I'm clean!

Cleansed by Grace, Eternally Clean

Acts 10:15-16 “Again, a second time, a voice said to him, ‘What God has made clean, you must not call common.’ This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into heaven.” (HCSB)

We, as humans, have a serious issue to call things that are clean common, both with ourselves and others. We think of ourselves as clean and think of ourselves as better and others as common and unclean for whatever reasons we choose. We also think of ourselves as common and unclean and think that others are clean. This issue occurs because we do not see ourselves and others in light of the gospel of Christ.

Ground at the Cross

For Faith, Look upon the Son of God

Mark 15:39 “When the centurion, who was standing opposite Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “This man really was God’s Son!”(HCSB)

We are often called to greater faith by many and I think we would all agree that greater faith is needed. But how? Does the command to increase faith, increase faith? Beloved, in our passage we have the most essential thing needed for our confidence in God to increase. Notice this soldier’s confession of faith that he speaks with great conviction. It says when this soldier saw the way Jesus breathed His last He said because of the way Jesus died, surely this man was God’s Son.

A Heavenly Harvest

Jesus's Concern, Affection and Power at the Cross

John 19:25-27 25 “Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple He loved standing there, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.”(HCSB)

What a man says in the ending moments of His life is most telling about who He is and what He is about. Here the gospel of John gives us gospel treasure concerning what kind of a cross our Savior bears for us. The first thing we see here is the Lord’s concern from the cross. While our Lord is hung up naked, bleeding out with nails stapled to His body, suffering the eternal wrath of God, He speaks about the need for family affection amongst the people of the church. We often make the cross about many things that we choose but what we see here is that the cross is deeply and profoundly concerned with those who have benefited from it, loving one another with a family-like affection. Brothers and sisters, we can do many things and do them well, but if we do not see the cross as a work which makes people in the church of most concern then we have missed Christianity entirely.

Door to Law of Life

Which Law do You Live Under?

Romans 8:1-4 “Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus, because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain, and as a sin offering, in order that the law’s requirement would be accomplished in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (HCSB)

There are two mounts that are central to the Bible, the Mount of Sinai, and the Mount of Calvary. At the former was given the Law of Moses, the latter brought the Law of Christ. The Law of Moses was brought to be a revelation of God’s holiness and our inability to imitate that holiness and to please Him. This law was intended to point God’s people to Him and to teach them to cry out to Him for help.

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