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Time with God - August 28, 2017

Galatians 3:26-28

“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Even the person you dislike the most has as much access to the grace of God as you do!

Paul’s been talking about the distance between Jews and Greeks and how Jews had in the past had access to God that wasn’t available to others. But now that Christ has come there is no distinction. Everyone has as much access to God as everyone else. Those Gentiles were difficult for the Jewish Christians to accept. It was hard to reach out to them.

Even Peter, who had spent all those years with Jesus, God had to work on for awhile to prepare him to go into the house of Gentile Cornelius with the gospel (Acts 10).

Who have you been ruling out, that God might want to reach through you?

Do you remember how hesitant Ananias was when God told him to go and speak with Saul of Tarsus who had been persecuting Christians (Acts 9:10-16)? Does God need to work on you as well?

Do you have a workmate or classmate that you don’t like at all? Is one of your neighbours especially difficult to get along with? Is there someone from another religion that you avoid talking with about God?

Even the person you dislike the most has as much access to the grace of God as you do!

Think of the person in your life that you would least like to share the gospel with, then bring that person to God. Ask him to start drawing that person to himself. Then let God know you are available to be part of his process in that person’s life.

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