Posts from March 2014

Posts from March 2014

40 Days of Grace- Day 24

Ruth 2:10 Why have I found such favor (grace) in your eyes that you have noticed me-a foreigner? The bible gives us many examples of how grace is lived out in human relationships. The story of Ruth is one such great example. Ruth was the Moabite woman who married Naomi’s son. Naomi was left without her husband and sons who died which meant she had no one to provide for her. Ruth returned from Moab with Naomi to stay with…

40 Days of Grace- Day 23

1 Peter 4:10  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. Spiritual gifts. That’s what Peter is referring to here when he says, “whatever gift he has received…” We all are given spiritual gifts through God’s grace to serve His Kingdom and to serve others. We administer God’s grace through the exercising of the spiritual gifts he has bestowed upon us. Gifts of healing, gifts of service, gifts…

40 Days of Grace- Day 22

1 Peter 4:10  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. Forgiveness, mercy and now generosity. God has been so generous with us through the gift of His grace. It is grace that enables us to be generous back to God and with others. Our Lord has mention many times the call for His followers to be generous in their giving to others and to the work of…

40 Days of Grace-Day 21

1 Peter 4:10  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. Yesterday, we learned that forgiveness is one form of God’s grace we can offer to others. Today, we will focus on another aspect of that gift of grace: Mercy. Forgiveness refers to pardon. I pardon you from the penalty you deserve for the offense you have committed against me. It’s the act of pardon, a choice to…

40 Days of Grace-Day 20

1 Peter 4:10  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. You did it! You are half of the way there to 40 Days of Grace. And what better way to celebrate God’s grace than to recognize that it is a gift given for us to minister to others. The gift of God’s grace we are told comes in various forms. What might some of those forms be?…

40 Days of Grace-Day 19

1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has recieved to serve others… The wonderful thing about the grace of God is that it is not only received as a free gift but it stirs us to pass on that grace through various gifts of service and ministry to others. Grace in not something that we receive then stick in a closet somewhere. Grace is the gift that keeps on giving….  

40 Days of Grace-Day 18

Acts 20:32 Now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.  I gave you all a weekend off. That was my gift of grace. Since we are no enslaved to the law, we live by grace! Paul knew that in his absence the Ephesian believers would have to depend upon God’s grace to help them in Paul’s absence. Like all of…

40 Days of Grace- Day 17

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace extended towards me was not in vain; But I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. In one sentence, Paul makes a defense of right to apostleship, states that God’s grace extended to him was not a waste but made for great productivity for the Kingdom of God, yet humbles himself by…

40 Days of Grace- Day 16

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace towards me was not in vain… Today we pick up on what we read yesterday. Paul’s apostleship of the Lord Jesus Christ was because of God’s magnificent grace. Paul was the chief of sinners, killing, imprisoning, and torturing Christians all in the name of God. Yet by God’s miraculous grace, he met the Lord of Lords, and King of Kings. His life was…

40 Days of Grace- Day 15

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am… People like to knock down the big guy. It’s true in every segment of society. From sports to politics, from politics to religion, when we hold a position of authority or power or when we are successful, there is always someone wanting to knock you down. Paul the Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ found that to be true. Paul was an Apostle not because he…

40 Days of Grace-Day 14

1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.  Peter has just finished telling the suffering Christians of his day that the devil was roaming about seeking their destruction. Just as in Peter’s day, the devil’s mission continues. The destruction of people, their lives, their hope, and their faith has always been satan’s…

40 Days of Grace-Day 13

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  So often we hear people say, “let’s say grace,” referring to prayer. Saying grace means praying. But in Hebrews, we see that grace is not something we say (pray) but is something we are to pray for. The role of the Old Testament priests was to represent the people to God and…
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