We begin to look at what Jesus did to purchase salvation for us. We consider that: 

  • everything Jesus did throughout the whole time He lived on this earth was to satisfy God’s justice and to merit our salvation
  • everything Jesus did throughout the whole of His time on earth was simultaneously satisfying and meritorious

We are reminded that Jesus gave His whole life for us, and challenged that we should give no less to Him. Jesus tells us that: “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt. 16:24-25). Have we paid this price? We must, if we would be saved.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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