Friday, October 24, 2008

The Free Grace of God

"By the grace of God I am what I am!" 
 1 Corinthians 15:10

”The true Christian is sensible and mindful of 
indwelling sin. He confesses that in everything 
he comes exceedingly short, and that his best 
services are not only defective--but defiled. He 
accounts himself as an unprofitable servant--and 
is abased in his own eyes. He knows that all that 
distinguishes him from the vilest of men--is the 
free grace of God!”

“He derives all his hope and comfort, as well as his 
strength--from Jesus, whom he has known, received 
and loved, and to whom he has committed his soul. 
He renounces all confidence in the flesh, and esteems 
all things as loss--compared to the surpassing greatness 
of knowing Jesus Christ his Lord, for whose sake he has 
lost all things--considering them rubbish, that he may
gain Christ!”
--John Newton

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