Sharing his G.R.A.C.E.
July 9, 2010
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
--2 Corinthians 5:20
In Christ Jesus, you and I have received an astounding gift… it's the gift of grace. So let me share a little acrostic that will make it easy to share Christ with those he brings across your path. It's based on the letters G-R-A-C-E:
"G" stands for the "Gift" of salvation. You and I can do nothing to earn his grace; it's a gift. Ephesians 2:8 says, For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God….
"R" stands for "Repentance." To repent means to turn. In our sin, we were walking away from God, but then we turned from sin and began to follow Christ!
"A" stands for "Almighty" God. We need to develop a relationship with Almighty God… the one who loves us and who has a wonderful plan for our lives.
"C" stands for "Commitment." You and I are called to live in a committed relationship with Jesus, the Bridegroom. He died for us, he lives within us, and he's coming again to receive us to himself!
"E" stands for "Eternal" life. We receive the gift of eternal life by faith the moment we come to Christ!
YOU AND I CAN DO NOTHING TO EARN HIS GRACE; IT'S A GIFT!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
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