Friday, September 19, 2014

Schaeffer: restoration of fellowship

Friday, September 19, 2014
    Commemoration of Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
    [Jesus:] And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    —Matthew 6:12 (KJV)
    We need a once-for-all forgiveness at justification, and we need a moment-by-moment forgiveness for our sins on the basis of Christ’s work in order to be in open fellowship with God. What the Lord has taught us to pray in the Lord’s prayer should make a Christian very sober every day of his life: We are asking the Lord to open to us the experiential realities of fellowship with himself as we forgive others.
    ... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), The Mark of the Christian, Inter-Varsity Press, 1976, p. 24 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 6:12; Ps. 32:1; 51:7; Isa. 1:18; Luke 17:3-5; Eph. 1:7-8; 4:32; Col. 3:13; 1 John 1:7-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may nothing interrupt our fellowship.
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