June 16, 2017: SOAP #2752: 1Kings 17-19; Colossians 2 Scripture:  Colossians (NIV) 2:13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, Observation:   It would have done us no good if God would only have forgiven us [...]

June 16, 2017: SOAP #2752: 1Kings 17-19; Colossians 2

Scripture:  Colossians (NIV) 2:13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,

Observation:   It would have done us no good if God would only have forgiven us a few of our sins, or some of our sins, or most of our sins.   Unless all our sins are forgiven we are as if none of our sins are forgiven.

As Paul wrote to the people in Colosse, John wrote to the church: 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.' 1John 1:9

Application:   I am thankful that all my sins are forgiven!   I do not have to worry about some sin being too bad to be covered by the blood of Jesus.   His sacrifice is sufficient!   It is for me to confess, to acknowledge my sins, to admit that they are my sins.   He is faithful and just to forgive and to cleanse/purify me from all unrighteousness!   It is amazing Grace!

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, your grace is amazing.   To be totally forgiven"cleansed from all my sins. To be made just as if I'd never sinned!  To be pure in God's sight!   To be totally free from the guilt of all my sins!   Amen            

Pastor Leon
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