For Lord’s Day, July 26, 2015
There is a quote that I will share with you in tomorrow’s morning sermon that is worth meditating on beforehand as we are reminded to remember that we are a chosen people and God’s peculiar treasure only because we are a redeemed people:
The only thing of our very own which we contribute to our salvation is the sin which makes it necessary.
— Archbishop Temple (quoted by Eric Alexander in “Evangelistic Preaching” in Feed My Sheep)
May we remember in worship tomorrow that we only have filthy righteousnesses to offer the LORD (Isaiah 64:6). Thus, may we humbly approach Him with nothing but the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ and His righteousness. As Paul reminds us, we are Christians …
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7)