Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Saved and Being Saved

Ephesians says, “by grace you have been saved” and that verb, saved, is a perfect participle, emphasizing the abiding consequences of God’s saving action in the past, as if Paul should say, “you are people who have been saved and remain forever saved.”

We come to the Table to partake of Jesus’ body and blood, not because we need to be saved again – that’s been done and complete – declared in your baptism.  We come because we have been saved to be continued to be saved – or to continue to experience our salvation, to be renewed in that salvation – to spread that salvation out into all the corners of our life – now – and this week – and for all eternity with Jesus.

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