God’s grace is a wonderful gift. It’s important that we properly understand that grace, and not go to the extremes of cheapening the grace or constraining it. Join us as we study God’s grace together.
As we celebrate mothers today, we think about a woman whose life was changed forever by grace. Rahab had been a harlot in Jericho, but became part of the nation of Israel, and became a mother whose legacy would live on, and who would become an ancestor of the Savior.
Grace is so simple, yet it may be one of the most misunderstood attributes of God. For the next few weeks, we will consider a few lessons on grace, beginning with an examination of Ephesians 2, and how mercy, love, and kindness all work together as parts of God’s grace. We are indebted to the work of our brother Dan Winkler in his book Grace: Simply Incredible, Incredibly Simple. It, and other works, can be purchased from Bro. Winkler’s website at https://www.danwinkler.org/shop/.
We have innumerable reasons to be thankful to God. A few of those reasons are described in Psalm 136, which reminds us to give thanks to God whose steadfast love endures forever. The Psalmist writes in a few lines about God’s defeat of Israel’s enemies, who were justly punished because of their wickedness. God is always justice and always renders as is fitting for the sins that are committed. Only those covered in the blood of Christ can have their sins washed away and be pure and righteous in the eyes of God.
We are bombarded with various offers every day, and many of them we will simply ignore because they mean nothing to us. But there is one offer, the offer of God’s grace through Jesus Christ that we must be sure not to ignore. The consequences of refusing to accept that offer are far too great
8/27/17 p.m. sermon