Grace is not only forgiveness when we have sinned. Grace is God’s gift ~ His Holy Spirit indwelling us to equip us, to enable us and to empower us to obey God not to sin.
The New Testament Biblical Church started as a fellowship of men and women who believed and received Jesus as their personal forgiver, savior, Lord and God.
If you are the daughter, what will you do? (1) expose the old money lender for his dishonesty to the whole village; (2) refuse to participate in the old money lender’s fixed game; (3) pick up a pebble and hope for an answered prayer – a white one!
The uniqueness of Jesus Christ as true God and true man precludes all categories, and people have argued about His identity ever since He visited us in the flesh! It is only by faith that we see Jesus as the only Son of the Living God!
What kind are You? (1) The FLINT, (2) The SPONGE, or (3) The HONEYCOMB? “For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
We have the choice to say with Jacob in Genesis 42:36d, “All these things are against me!” or
To say with Paul in Romans 8:28a, “All these things are working together for good to those who love God!”
It is true, we have “free will and free choice” but we were also created to be dependent on God. Therefore, our choices should be guided by certain guiding principles in Scripture.
“For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith in Jesus Christ ~ and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God! Not by works, so that no one can boast”
They say that people are going to hell (going into addictions or destructive habits) because they do not know what to do; actually, people are destroying themselves because they do not do what they already know!
Everybody’s been down, Hit the bottom, hit the ground, Ooh, you’re not alone, Just take a breath, don’t forget, Hang on to His promises, He wants You to know…