2 extras from Sunday’s sermon

First, I did not mention this quote from the bulletin, but I think it is helpful in keeping justification/being made right with God/salvation appropriately distinct from sanctification/growing in faith:

In the matter of justification … we must always remember faith stands entirely alone. A justified man, no doubt, will always be a holy man. True believing will always be accompanied by godly living. But that which gives a man an interest in Christ, is not his living, but his faith. If we would know whether our faith is genuine, we do well to ask ourselves how we are living. But if we would know whether we are justified by Christ, there is but one question to be asked. That question is, ‘Do we believe?”  –J. C. Ryle

Second, during one moment of discussion of the uniqueness of Jesus as Savior, I literally almost began to rap this song. If you heard the sermon, it will be easy to see the lines I wanted to say in the cadence of Shai Linne:

About Joseph V. (Josh) Carmichael

Board Certified Chaplain. Ordained Minister. Adjunct Professor. Writer. Husband to my dear wife. Father of six young men. (PhD, SBTS; MDiv, RTS; MBA, UA)
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