How are you? How is your week going? Have you been dwelling in God’s grace?
I don’t know about you, but I’m still flying high off of our retreat this past weekend. It was a great and humbling reminder of God’s grace and how it transforms our hearts toward others.
My first question in this week’s word is what does God’s grace mean to you? You are a sinner. You have shame. You deserve God’s wrath and judgment.
And yet, God has poured out His grace upon you through Jesus. Christ has taken on your shame on the cross. He has taken on the wrath and judgment of God for your sin on the cross. Christ was missional with you for you to know Him and have life.
What does God’s grace mean to you? Have you been coming back to the gospel and cherishing God’s mercy? Have you been drinking from the well of God’s love over and over again?
My second and final question is what does God’s grace lead you to do? This past retreat, we see that we no longer need to have shame or to fear man. We are able to not judge others proudly and hypocritically. We are able to not be sinfully angry at others. We are able to be on mission.
How has grace transformed you? How has it impacted the way you view yourself and others? How has it affected your relationships and your hearts toward others?
This question is extremely important, because if it hasn’t changed your heart toward yourself and others, then maybe you haven’t experienced His grace at all. I’m saying this to you, because I love you. And I truly desire you to know and experience His grace and mercy.
New Life, may you receive the grace of God found in the cross of Christ. May you be reminded over and over of His mercy and love. May you enjoy the riches of His presence in your walk with Him. And may that transform your heart and your relationships.
See you all on Sunday for Lord’s Day Worship. Pray for one another.
In Christ,
Pastor Tim
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