The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

  (609)646-1181

Church of Christ

06/20/2012

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A Faith That Makes It Right


"Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory" (Rom.5:1-2).

As citizens of the United States we have certain rights. Some are inalienable, constitutional rights, that are both legal and personal. As sinners, we would have been stripped of all our spiritual rights if it had not been for Jesus. The right that Jesus came to restore was that of righteousness. He came to offer a privilege to those who had lost any right to God's Kingdom because of sinfulness. The rights that we have here in America are due to us because of our citizenship. Our citizenship in God's Kingdom would be forfeited through God's justice because of our sin, if it weren't for Jesus. He died that I might have the privilege of really knowing him and His mercy. Privileges go beyond rights....They are benefits or immunities enjoyed by those who have gone beyond the advantages of most people. There is nothing I can do to attain such privileges apart from the mercy, grace and goodness of another...THAT, would be Jesus! It is our faith that gets us into these privileges. A faith that makes it right with God....Many people try to "game" the system as they do in life to gain certain rights. What really needs to be understood is that God's love is a privilege (not a right) offered only through Jesus Christ...Want to hear the really cool thing? Its a gift! The only way to get and keep this gift is through a continued strengthening of our relationship with the Lord through faithful obedience. It is our part of this love affair with God...A committed and loving covenant marked by our faithfulness....

Have a great day.... Go about doing good... Love mark Phil.4:11

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