Thoughts on the Way Home

Friday, May 08, 2009

So Walk In Him - Terry Rayburn

Terry Rayburn on living a grace-centered Christian life:

". . .that’s the biggest reason why grace is so important to the Christian life. Because it causes us to want to fellowship with Christ. To draw near to Him, and not away. And that drawing near is the very SOURCE of our Life. Christ, who IS our life, the Scripture says.

And ironically, moving away from a law-based life to a grace-based life doesn’t cause us to sin more, but less. That’s why Rom 6:14 says “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” You are not under Law, which says “do”, but under grace, which says “done”.

With apologies to Jimmy Stewart, it can be a Wonderful Life between our initial salvation and our glorification, if we heed Col 2:6, and walk in grace just as we received Christ in grace, by simple faith. Faith that He has already forgiven us of all our sins, past present and future. Faith that we are no longer under condemnation, because our sins have been paid for and put away as far as the East is from the West."

Read the rest HERE.