Trinity 6 sermon

If you are [a sinner], Jesus came for you. He came to exchange His humility for your pride, His holiness for your sin, His kindness for your hatred. All of the charges counted against you by the law of God were applied to Jesus. All of His righteousness obtained through His fulfillment of the law is applied to you. Through Jesus’ perfect, selfless work, God now sees you, a sinner, as a saint. You will indeed “enter the kingdom of heaven,” covered not in your righteousness, but in Jesus’ righteousness. Your moments of anger, your unkind words, your unloving thoughts—all of these are atoned for. All of these are forgiven and forgotten by your heavenly Father.