It is Christ who Saves Us

spurgeonOur mission statement at Cool Community Church is that “We exist to proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things for the joy of all people.” Another way of saying that is that life just isn’t about us, it’s about God and the tangible way that we make that manifest is by yielding to his authority as Lord. To be honest, that’s a pretty tough sell in a culture that is completely infatuated with the idol of “self” and yet I believe that it is a source of tremendous joy and peace to be so completely dominated by our great God and Savior that we lose ourselves in Him.

Spurgeon said it like this:

It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ…

Remember therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee – it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee – it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument – it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayer, our doing, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.Morning & Evening

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November 26 2012 05:00 am | Blog and Devotional

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