This Sunday we gather around a second timeless truth of the Reformation, GRACE ALONE!
What is Grace? Grace is GOD’S RICHES AT CHRIST’S EXPENSE! Grace empowers you to become who God says you are! Grace is the gift of to become what God sees and knows about us in Christ. It enables us to become and be a new creation; God’s precious sons and daughters. God initiates and we respond.
The truth of who Jesus is both in us and for us becomes ours by receiving this gift of the Holy Spirit. Paul writes, “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away: see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation: that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)
This Sunday we will be living in Luke 15. Take some time to read these marvelous stories of God’s Grace, Mercy and Love! Particularly take some time to mediate upon the 10 actions of the Father to the younger son in Luke 15:20 – 24. This is the story of AMAZING GRACE!
I look forward to worshipping with you at 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00!