I Am A Sinner

by Don Fortner-

1. I Am A Sinner-- I am convinced of my sin.
I am a sinner by birth, by nature, by choice, and by practice
(John 16:8-11; Ps. 51:5; 58:3; Rom. 3:9-19; 5:12).

2. I Am A Sinner Chosen Of God--
(Eph. 1:3-6; Gal. 1:15-16; 2 Thess. 2:13-14).

3. I Am A Sinner Redeemed By The Precious Blood Of Christ--
(Gal. 2:20-21). The Son of God purchased me, atoned for all
my sins, and made me righteous by his obedience to God as my
Representative and Substitute- obedience even unto death!

4. I Am A Sinner Saved By God's Irresistible Grace--
(Ps. 65:4; Eph. 2:1-10).
I am saved by the grace of God alone.
"By the grace of God I am what I am."
It was God the Holy Spirit who sought me out when I would not
seek him, came to where I was when I could not come to him,
called by almighty grace when I refused to call to him, raised me
from the dead when I had no desire to be raised from the dead,
and loosed me when I loved my bondage.

5. I Am A Sinner Sealed And Preserved By His Grace--
(John 10:27-30; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; 1 Pet. 1:5).
Grace put me in the way.
Grace leads me in the way.
And grace keeps me in the way.
I am kept in the hands of Christ my covenant Surety and good
Shepherd, kept by the seal of God the Holy Spirit, and kept in
the hands of God my Father, kept in the omnipotent hands of the
triune God, and none can pluck me from those hands!

6. I Am A Sinner Living In Hope Of The Resurrection--
(1 Thess. 4:13-18). I do not know when Christ shall appear;
but I do know that soon my Lord Jesus will come in power and
great glory. When he does, he will raise me up, transform me
into his glory, and bring me into his glorious kingdom in the
perfection of beauty which he has put upon me, by which I am
worthy to take possession of the inheritance of the sons of God!

7. I Am A Sinner Exercising Myself To Have A Good Conscience--
(Acts 24:16).
Walking before God, trusting Christ alone as my Savior, I
strive always to have a good conscience before God (Col. 2:6),
seeking his will, endeavoring to honor him, serving his people.
I also strive to have a conscience void of offence toward men,
living honestly and showing mercy.
Grace makes men both honest and gracious.