Aug 08 – Paid in Full

Debt, both public and private remains a ball and chain to Canadians. But a b it of good news- MacLean’s magazine reports that Alberta is back in the black with a 755 million dollar surplus. Debts are paid in full! One debt that we all owe and are unable to pay is our personal sin debt. When God’s Son, the Lord Jesus died on the cross at Calvary, He paid the sin debt for us all. He rose from the dead, a victor over sin and death and offers to anyone who will accept, His “paid in full” assurance of His forgiveness and eternal life. And yet sadly many of us keep trying by good works to pile up enough righteousness to impress God. But that is Mission impossible. For the Bible plainly tells us, that it it’s “not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy He saves us.” And Paul in Ephesians adds, Ephesians “By grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell