Tag Archives: salvation

Missing Link

turning to righteousness

Turning to righteousness: Maria shared her discovery of an old family tree as she began to see how salvation connected humanity over the centuries.

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
1 John 1:3 KJV

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Brightest Star

quilt:ohio star

Ohio star.

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
Ephesians 3:17-19 KJV

quilt:ohio star/detail

Ohio star/detail.

Salvation’s Gift

boxing day surprise

“Blue Star’s mama!” gasped Susanna.
She danced around the boxed baking goods and dared to dream of re-opening her bakery.
“Blue Star’s mama!” she whispered into the horse’s tough hide, as the years of sorrows slipped away.

“And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Luke 19:8-10 KJV

Fear and Trembling

charred chapel

Susanna tugged out a quilt scrap from under the burnt timbers of the chapel. How could God allow His temple to be destroyed? How was it that her beloved husband died, while greedy thieves like Frederic Bucannon gloried in pleasure? She wondered at God’s leading. If Montana had told her of all these changes in Orchard Valley, she’d have been sorely tempted to settle in Sacramento.

“They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.”
Psalm 74:7, 12, 21 KJV

The Lord Our Righteousness

salvation's robe

Covered.

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”
Isaiah 61:10 KJV

“Let the reader try to picture the scene. Here stands the law as the swift witness against the sinner. It cannot change, and it will not call a sinner a righteous man. The convicted sinner tries again and again to obtain righteousness from the law, but it resists all his advances. It cannot be bribed by any amount of penance or professedly good deeds. But here stands Christ, “full of grace” as well as of truth, calling the sinner to Him. At last the sinner, weary of the vain struggle to get righteousness from the law, listens to the voice of Christ and flees to His outstretched arms. Hiding in Christ, he is covered with His righteousness, and now behold! He has obtained, through faith in Christ, that for which he has been vainly striving. He has the righteousness, which the law requires, and it is the genuine article, because he obtained it from the Source of Righteousness, from the very place whence the law came.”
Christ and His Righteousness by Ellet J. Waggoner

Compiled Scripture texts referenced in Christ and His Righteousness by Ellet J. Waggoner.

Freedom in My Father’s House

John 2 temple sheep

John 2:Salvation is free.

“And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;

And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.”
John 2:13-16 KJV