What the Church Can and Can’t Do

Weekend Musings

Sproul, Who is Jesus“The church can preach salvation and nurture the saved, but it cannot save. The church can preach, exhort, rebuke, and admonish against sin, it can proclaim the forgiveness of sin and it can give theological definition to sin, but the church cannot atone for sin.”

R.C. Sproul
Who is Jesus? (Crucial Questions Series)

Matthew 1:19-21 (ESV)
19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 
20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying,
“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife,
for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus,

for he will save his people from their sins.”

Oh what a happy people we are to know the Savior, who
took,
nailed,
buried,
entombed,
canceled, 
and forgot
all our sins.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s