Life is all about relating to others in love, forgiveness, and grace. We need each other.
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!
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.
When you have a tender heart and tough skin you forgive easily and are slow to take offence.
Grace is letting people be and giving them room to be themselves.
Because Christ has set us free we’re no longer slaves to the power of sin. It’s a difficult concept but that’s what grace is all about.
Because of God’s grace Christians live a different life, a holy life. Holiness is a lifestyle of integrity and moral excellence.
There’s joy in liberation. Instead of looking for direction give yourself permission to think independently, with God as your guide.
God’s love is not fickle, moody, or conditional. His lovingkindess never ceases. You are loved by God.
Friends are essential. They provide comfort, encouragement, and strength.