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October 19th, 2014

Justified by Faith

“Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.” Galatians 2:16 (ESV)

The law of God exposes the reality of our sin. Paul writes in his letter to those in Rome, “Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin.” (Rom. 7:7 ESV). Though the law illuminates the presence of sin in our lives, it lacks the power to remove sin from our lives.

We are justified by faith in Christ. When I came into union with Christ, it was “just-if-I’d” never sinned. God now views me through the shed blood of Jesus. Before placing my faith in Jesus alone for salvation, I was guilty. Once I experienced the divine transaction of turning from my sin and trusting in Jesus, God declared me not guilty. My sin was removed and the righteousness of Christ was imputed to my account.

When you trust in Jesus alone for salvation, God declares you not guilty. Justification is an act whereby God declares you righteous. The righteousness of Christ is deposited into your account. You are justified by faith in Christ.

In Christ, you are a new creation. Your past has been forgiven. Your present reality is that of being robed in the righteousness of Christ. Walk in your new identity in Christ. You are a child of the King!

Your future is secure in Christ. Don’t let the devil juggle your joy or plunder your peace. Anchor your faith in the completed work of Jesus on the cross. Build a bridge to other people who need to be justified by faith in Christ!

Drawing Near,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 1:00 am
Category Faith, Justification, Law.
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October 19th, 2010

Justified by Faith

“Know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.” Gal 2:16 (NIV)

The law of God exposes the reality of our sin. Paul writes in his letter to those in Rome, “Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law” (Rm 7:7 NIV). Though the law illuminates the presence of sin in our lives, it lacks the power to remove sin from our lives.

We are justified by faith in Christ. When I came into union with Christ, it was “just-if-I’d” never sinned. God now views me through the shed blood of Jesus. Before placing my faith in Jesus alone for salvation, I was guilty. Once I experienced the divine transaction of turning from my sin and trusting in Jesus, God declared me not guilty. My sin was removed and the righteousness of Christ was imputed to my account.

When you trust in Jesus alone for salvation, God declares you not guilty. Justification is an act whereby God declares you righteous. The righteousness of Christ is deposited into your account. You are justified by faith in Christ.

In Christ, you are a new creation. Your past has been forgiven. Your present reality is that of being robed in the righteousness of Christ. Walk in your new identity in Christ. You are a child of the King!

Your future is secure in Christ. Don’t let the devil juggle your joy or plunder your peace. Anchor your faith in the completed work of Jesus on the cross. Build a bridge to other people who need to be justified by faith in Christ!

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 1:00 am
Category Faith, Justification, Law.
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