There Are No Perfect People
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 - 12:00 pm
There is not one person who has escaped being marked on and muddied up by our broken, fallen world and our part in it.
For all have sinned; all fall short of God?s glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. Romans 3:23?24
There are no perfect people. Look at the person next to you. Looks like they have it all together, don?t they? Maybe not! That person has said things, done things, thought things that would shock you. And yet, we pretend we?re perfect. People play games. We run and hide, because the rules of the world have told us ?If they knew that? if they saw that? they?d judge you, they?d run away, and you?ll be alone?feeling condemned.? And so God, by his grace has set us free?if we?ll just receive it, take it in, let it mark us indelibly. He has declared us not guilty, not condemned?fully forgiven, accepted, adopted, loved by the only One who really knows our true identity.
- Romans 3:23?24