Is Jesus Your Doctor?

And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:31-32

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Searching through the Word tonight, researching a future post I came across the above verses and was moved by them.  I’ve read them numerous times, they are core to my belief that Jesus died for my sins, but tonight they just stood out.  I really thought about what he was saying, that it’s not the righteous who he came for but sinners.  Sinners like me, broken, weary, dirty, sinners.  I’m who he came to call, to use, to love.  So are you.  We all are.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9

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Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:  Romans 5:12

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.  Romans 3:22-26

Just think about these passages for a minute.  Let it sink into your heart what they mean for us,

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8

He died that we might live!  That’s love folks, that’s love.  God himself took on flesh and became a man, Jesus – God’s only son! – just so he could die for us, that we could be restored to a right relationship with him.  Knowing the whole time that man would reject Him, his own people even, many would deny him, many just wouldn’t care one way or the other.  Didn’t stop him, nope he loved us anyway, in spite of ourselves.  So he did what He had to do, obeyed his Father and submitted to the Cross.  He tore the veil when he died, shook the earth, it was one of those world changing moments.  But an even bigger one came on the third day after His crucifixion – He rose from the grave.  That tomb was empty, the stone rolled back, he’s alive!  Eternally, in glory with His Father.  One day I’ll be there too as will all Christ followers.  When we put our faith in Jesus, repent of our sins, and believe with all our hearts that he died for us then rose the third day we will be saved.  He was the first fruits, we’ll be the harvest!  Is Jesus your doctor?

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  1. Steve Finnell says:

    ACCESS TO GRACE BY STEVE FINNELL

    What is God’s grace and how do men access that grace? Grace is not earned, it is obtained.

    Grace is an unmerited favor granted by God to all who meet His requirements.

    Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ 2 through whom we have gained access by faith unto this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (NIV 1973)

    A. Justified through faith, which is obtained by hearing and believing the gospel. (Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.) NIV 1973

    B. Grace is accessed by faith. Faith is not accessed by grace.

    Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–(NIV 1973)

    What is the gift of God? Answer: Salvation through faith.

    Grace is the reason salvation is available through faith. Grace in and of itself cannot save anyone. Grace must be obtained.

    Grace is available only because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

    Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (NIV 1973)

    Salvation is available to all men that meet God’s terms for accessing His grace.

    Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (NIV 1973)

    The truth is, many are waiting for Jesus to return who have not accessed God’s grace.

    HOW TO ACCESS GOD’S GRACE
    1. Faith–John 3:16
    2. Repentance–Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19
    3. Confession–Romans 10:9-10
    4. Water Immersion–Mark 16:16, Acts 22:16

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