Part 1 ||
Continuing this great series by Scotty Smith, here is your second installment of 20 tweets on gospel implications for our nourishment:
Gospel Implications: Since the Father has lavished his love upon us in Jesus, let’s not hoard it. Love boldly today.
Gospel Implications: Since Jesus has worked for us, we must rest in him. A most freeing imperative, indeed.
Gospel Implications: Jesus was the 2nd Adam who succeeded brilliantly as our substitute. Quit trying to be a 3rd Adam.
Gospel Implications: Since Jesus made and will glorify our bodies one Day, we must neither despise, abuse or worship them.
Jesus has the only set of shoulders broad enough to carry the burden of your sin, brokenness, shame and despair. Offload.
Because Jesus is a wonderful, merciful Savior, you can abandon yourself to him right now, with your tears, fears and woes.
Gospel Implications: Since Jesus has made himself a friend of sinners, why would you take your heart and sin elsewhere?
Gospel Implications: Since Jesus has paid the full price for your sin, put your worthless pennies of penance away.
Gospel Implications: Since Jesus has a humble and gentle heart, and promises you rest, run to him with your restlessness.
Gospel Implications: The indicatives of the gospel make the imperatives of the gospel essential but non-meritorious.
Gospel Implications: Our justification in Christ transforms our victimizations in life by the healing power of grace.
Gospel Implications: Since we are ONLY sanctified by God’s grace and Spirit, adding to these 2 is foolish and faithless.
Gospel Implications: Glorious reversal – Only the gospel frees us to bemoan our righteousness and boast in our weakness.
Gospel Implications: For Paul, believing in Jesus and suffering for him were BOTH considered gifts of grace. Phil 1:29
Gospel Implications: Grace frees us to prove the wonders of Jesus’ love, not the worthiness of our anything.
Gospel Implications: Grace teaches us to say “No!” to ungodliness, not “Yes!” to conscience-free irresponsibility.
Gospel Implications: Our justification in Christ in not a legal fiction but a regal action. The King of Glory died for us.
Gospel Implications: No condemnation means NO condemnation forever; not a scintilla even for a nanosecond.
Gospel Implications: “In Christ” means our whole being is in vital union with Jesus. Whatever is his has been made ours!
Gospel Implications: Jesus is redeeming a pan-national Bride & restoring his pervasively-broken world. Engage with both.