Easter Focus Passage: Romans 3:21–28
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—
26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.
28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
Easter Truth – DAY THIRTY-ONE:
When we believe in Jesus Christ for salvation, we acknowledge three things: (1) that we are sinners in need of a Saviour; (2) that we are redeemed through the blood of Christ; and (3) that we are justified by God’s grace and not by our works. Justification is the act of being made righteous in the sight of God. God removes our sin and guilt through the atoning blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ and declares us to be righteous. Therefore, we are no longer debtors to sin but are alive unto God through Jesus Christ. Read more…