100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #22 | with Daniel Whyte III
TEXT: Ephesians 1:3-7 — “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”
Yesterday, we saw several ways that God’s forgiveness is NOT given out. Today, first of all, I want you to notice, the only way that God’s forgiveness IS given out is — FREELY! It is so simple, you might not get it. God’s forgiveness is given out FREELY! You don’t pay for it. You don’t work for it. You don’t do anything at all for it.
God’s fists are not clenched tightly over the supply of forgiveness; but He gives it out freely by His grace. Romans 5:20 says, “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” No matter what your sins are, God has forgiveness enough for you.
You see, God is infinite. He is not limited by space, time, matter, ability or anything else. If I got ten billion dollars from God tomorrow, that doesn’t mean that God would have any less money than He did when He gave some to me. And if he forgave the most wicked sinner of the most wicked sin, that does not mean that He has any less forgiveness available than what He had before. He is infinite. And His forgiveness is measureless.
Now, you might be saying, ‘You’ve told me a lot about how wonderful this forgiveness is. How do I get this forgiveness from God?’ Let’s take a look back at verse seven. The verse says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins…”
Notice the word “whom”. This shows us that the forgiveness comes through a Person. Who is that Person? That person is Jesus Christ. Forgiveness of sins comes to us entirely through Jesus Christ. It does not come through the church, through a priest, or through a ritual. It comes through Christ.
+ Plus, listen to Rush of Fools singing “Wonder of the World” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”