There’s no other way to God than through Jesus Christ. By embracing a life of grace we can treat people not as they deserve but as God treats them.
The word grace is a short, simple word. But understanding the biblical depth and meaning of grace can take a lifetime of study and application. It's almost a shame that a word describing suppleness of movement or a short, quick prayer before a meal is the same word we use to describe God's unfathomable love for sinners. Nevertheless, it is grace that moves Him to offer us the free gift of salvation and forgiveness.
Grace is what compelled the Apostle Paul to write of a mystery never understood before (1 Corinthians 2:7-13). Grace is also what allows us to relax into another's accepting embrace as he or she gives us the freedom to discover our unique journey laid out by God. So relax as we journey together down the path toward freedom and the wonderment of the surpassing riches of God's grace!
More often than not we don’t know what causes people to act how they do. That’s why it’s always appropriate to extend grace. Always.
Love is patient and kind, it’s not jealous, it doesn’t brag, love isn’t proud. Love never gives up on people—it never quits.
We all know love is important to marriage. But how much thought do we give to grace in marriage? It can make all the difference in a relationship.
We don’t have to live perfect lives—that’s impossible. But we can live good lives, and that comes from learning from our mistakes and not making them over again.
When troubling circumstances disturb you remember God is using them to refine and shape you into the image of His Son.
If salvation was based on works we’d never know when our good works outweighed our bad works. And we’d never know when we were good enough. We’re saved by grace, and there’s nothing we can do to earn God’s favour. That’s why it’s a gift.
Life is all about relating to others in love, forgiveness, and grace. We need each other.
We tend to have one of three reactions when we’re ripped off. But we’re called to have the same mindset as Christ...even when mistreated.
You can’t serve two masters. Placing Jesus before your relationships, your work, and your possessions puts everything in a whole new perspective.