Walking faithfully in the Christian life is filled with challenges and plenty of opportunities to grow and mature. Of course, maturity includes learning from our mistakes as well as our successes.
The Apostle Peter had made his share of mistakes when he spent three years with the Lord Jesus, but this evening we are going to see that even in his older years, as he had grown quite a bit and seen many spiritual victories, that he was still prone to wander a bit. We all can learn from Peter’s mistakes and see the need for humility in our lives.
Grace has set us free. Jesus has given us life. We will not put on the shackles again. Our righteousness comes from our Saviorâ€™s perfect sacrifice. We donâ€™t need to earn Godâ€™s love. He has given it to us freely. We just need to bask in it and give thanks.
How is a man made right in Godâ€™s eyes? For those ignorant of the history of the church, this doctrine is often taken for grated, if it is even thought of at all. But men and women have died for this great doctrine.
Great men of faith like Martin Luther said, "Justification is the article where the church stand or falls." John Calvin said, Justification is the â€śmain hinge on which religion turns.â€ť