I promised a link to my audio message (see below) focused on this urgent question for the Church:
Q. How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness (while enforcing standards of morality) without becoming a prideful and self-righteous or watchful and legalistic Church?
Three Foundational Truths
- The costly nature of saving grace (v. 7- “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed”; Romans 5:8)
- The transforming power of salvation (I John 3:9 – “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.” cf. James 2)
- The necessity of community for spiritual transformation (Hebrews 3:12-13; 10:24; 13:17)
Listen to this important message here.