2/19/11

Relax and Rejoice

When talking about sanctification in today's church, "relax" isn't the first thing that typically comes up. But really though, we should.

That link is to a post by Tullian Tchividjian from earlier this week. It was a necessary reminder for me and it is definitely worth a read by you.

Christianity is not first about our getting better, our obedience, our behavior, and our daily victory over remaining sin–as important as all these are. It’s first about Jesus! It’s about his person and subsitutionary work–his incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension, session, and promised return. We are justified–and sanctified–by grace alone through faith alone in the finished work of Christ alone. So that even now, the banner under which Christians live reads, “It is finished.”

Tchividjian is pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a grandson of Billy Graham.

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