Sermons on Grace
We all have one; a past. For many of us, our past is filled with poor choices and regrets over things we have said or done. We wish we could forget our past. Because we can’t, for many people the past becomes what defines our present. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
A good book will always reveal the general direction of the story in the early part of the account. John’s gospel is no different, as we get a glimpse of where we are going in this message.
Hope does not mean wish when it is applied to our spiritual life; at least, it isn’t supposed to.
Life is somewhat unforgiving, we rarely get a second chance at something when we fail the first time. Well, unless we’re dealing with Jesus…
When we choose to disobey God, we are faced with the response to that decision. The response of God, the response of other people, and our own response. Sadly, we often fail to realize the unintended consequences of our sin and our own response.
While we, humans, must learn to love carefully God has chosen to love us recklessly. Freely, fully, unconditionally; a love so great that even though we tend to reject Him and rebel against Him He has chosen to call us His children when we place our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Life is a journey–it has a beginning, middle and end. We all start with the same beginning, spiritually speaking. We get to choose the middle and end. So, what choice will you make?
Self-sufficiency and self-reliance are things that we like to see in our friends and family. As parents, we raise our children to be self-sufficient and self-reliant. The problem with this approach is that it leads us to ignore God. We say that we believe in God’s grace for our salvation but then we live each day as if we no longer need His grace. What we need, in order to be the church that God wants us to be, is…
Giving gets a bad rap–especially when churches start talking about giving. However, if we read the Bible, we find out that giving is meant to be an act of grace, and it is meant to be a normal part of the Christian experience.
We have been the recipients of a wonderful gift–God’s grace! In 2 Corinthians 6, Paul warns his readers not to waste this gift. Rather, they are to embrace whatever path their life takes, and act freely to share this gift with others. So, do you have the freedom to act in accordance with God’s grace?