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When Sinners Say "I Do" Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

The gospel is something we need in every area of our lives.  In marriage and in singleness.  In joy and in sorrow.  In good times and in hard times.  When life feels good and when life feels confusing.  This book showed so much of my need for Jesus and His grace. It calls us to look at our own sins and not be so easy to point out the sins of those around us.   It shows the great gravity of our sins.  We can all tend to point fingers and defend or blame our sins on others or life circumstances.  I think especially today it is so easy to do this and not truly see our sins.  "It is wrong, not because of what it does to me, or my spouse, or child, or neighbor, but because it is an act of rebellion against the infinitely holy and majestic God." -Jerry Bridges "There can be no small sins against a great God." -J.I. Packer Dave Harvey mentions in the book that with true sorrow of our "little sins", our awareness of God and His mercy grow. Be quick to see our own

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"But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life."
Romans 6:22
This book, though it was long and dragging, did have many great encouragements and examples of a what a salve of Christ is. 
It went through what slaves use to look like and how they acted.  Roman slaves were glad to be linked to their masters, especially if he was higher in class, so that they could claim status for themselves.  It made me think of how much more amazing it is for us to be slaves of God, because He created everything and is the highest master of all!
We are slaves of Christ, which is the highest honor ever.  Everyone is a slave to someone or something.  Most people think they are in control of their own lives and they get to decide what they what to do and how they want to live, but they are either slaves of sin or slaves of Christ.  I find it very encouraging that God is Master over all, even the devil himself.



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