Life of Faith 14: Christ Justifies and Sanctifies Us

By Richard Sibbes   The life of faith in sanctification, springs from these grounds: Faith lays hold on Christ, as God offers him.  How is this?  See 1st Corinthians 1:30—"Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption."  God gives Christ, not [...]

Life of Faith 12: Our City of Refuge

By Richard Sibbes When we have a zeal against all contrary doctrine, as St Paul shows to the Galatians, who would have joined works with faith: "Christ is become of none effect unto you; whoever of you are justified by the law, you are fallen from grace" Galatians 5:4 and in the third chapter he [...]

Life of Faith 11: The Justified Highly Value the Justifier

By Richard Sibbes Now let us see how it may be known that I live the life of faith in justification. By trying how it comes in the soul: as Romans 7:4, says the apostle, "Therefore, my brothers, you also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you would be joined [...]

Life of Faith 10: Repentance, Confession, and Joy

By Richard Sibbes Look back every day to the passage thereof.  See how we have passed along, see what sins have escaped you; then come at night to God, confess and be sorry for all, resolve against all, crave strength against all.  Oh it is a fearful state to sleep in sin; better sleep in [...]

Life of Faith 9: The Ground of Faith

By Richard Sibbes ...Justification is not only a sentence of pardon, but it is also as in Roman 5:15, a title to life everlasting: "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one, much more they who receive the abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by Jesus [...]

Life of Faith 8: He Justifies Us Daily

By Richard Sibbes As we sin daily, so Zech.13.1, "There is a fountain daily running, to wash away sin and uncleanness." Therefore for our daily sinning, we must continually run and bathe our souls in this blood, apply the comforts of his sufferings, intercession, and obedience unto us.  St. John teaches us this much; He [...]

Life of Faith 8: Sinners Justified

By Richard Sibbes We live the life of faith in justification.  This is a life of sentence that the soul lives by, peace being spoken unto it by the pardon of sin; for God by his Spirit communicates so much to the soul, giving us assurance that Christ our surety and peace-maker is raised up [...]

Life of Faith 7: Faith Throughout

By Richard Sibbes Now we have come to the main thing intended, how we live by the faith of the Son of God.  We will not approach the depths of such a profound mystery; only I will endeavor to give you some heads, where faith principally exercises her powers and functions. The life of faith [...]

Life of Faith 6 : Faith Conveys Life

By Richard Sibbes We have seen briefly there is another life than the life of nature; and the root and spring of it is the Son of God.  Now the way of conveyance of this life is "by faith."  A fountain is not sufficient to send forth water abroad; there must be pipes to convey [...]