"God Saves Sinners." By this we mean that,

GOD - the Triune Jehovah, Father, Son and Spirit; three Persons working together in sovereign wisdom, power and love to achieve the salvation of a chosen people, the Father electing, the Son fulfilling the Father's will by redeeming, the Spirit executing the purpose of the Father and Son by renewing;

SAVES - does everything, first to last, that is involved in bringing man from death to life in glory; plans, achieves and communicates redemption, calls and keeps, justifies, sanctifies, glorifies;

SINNERS - men as God finds them, guilty, vile, helpless, powerless, unable to lift a finger to do God's will or better their spiritual lot.

[J.I.Packer: A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life, p.130]