Saturday, July 07, 2012

The Gospel of Grace Changes Things - FOR REAL

Peoples lives are changing all over the world because of the powerful grace of Jesus Christ. I mean real change is happening. People are walking away from anger, pornography, alcoholism, drug addiction, fornication, and gossip. Marriages are being restored and families are being saved. All because some people are beginning to understand God's grace in ALL its truth. As a pastor, I am blessed to see these kind of life-changing miracles happen and it's awesome!

All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. - Colossians 1:6

God is so good that He has given us a grace that changes things for real: in the here-and-now. It is a grace that justifies us, but it also sanctifies us. It is a grace that forgives us, but also empowers us to not go back to that sin. It is a grace that brings us real freedom and crushes the power of sin. And as the Apostle Paul said, it is a grace that bears much fruit.

Do you know this kind of grace? You can. Ask the Holy Spirit to open up your understanding. Read God's Word and see this powerful grace all over the pages of scripture. And then embrace it. Walk in it. If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, then the same power that raised Christ from the dead is in you. Now that's grace.

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