More about Jesus would I know, More of His grace to others show.
Former President, George W. Bush once said that, “America is the land of the second chance...” Full Quote
If our country can be known as a place of second chances, then how can the churches lead the way in this area and be the trendsetters? Could it possibly be by preaching and practicing grace as much as possible?
What is grace? One author states that, “Grace is an essential part of God’s character. Grace is closely related to God’s benevolence, love, and mercy. Grace can be variously defined as ‘God’s favor toward the unworthy’ or ‘God’s benevolence on the undeserving.’ In His grace, God is willing to forgive us and bless us abundantly, in spite of the fact that we don’t deserve to be treated so well or dealt with so generously.” From gotquestions.org
The point of this lesson can be found in the old hymn More About Jesus. The first line reads as follows, “More about Jesus would I know, More of His grace to others show.” As followers of Christ, we need to allow Him to be our True example of showing grace to others. Our light in a dark world needs to relay the message that God’s grace is amazing, rather than not so amazing. It is of no use to us to know what grace is if we never intend to apply it. James 4:17 (NLT) “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” Therefore, it is sin to know what you ought to do with grace and then not do it. So how do we know how to show or what to do with grace?
As followers of Christ, I’d like to encourage each of us to take a step back, reevaluate, and rethink outside of the traditional / status quo mindsets concerning how we’ve been implementing grace and then begin viewing and applying it the way Jesus did.
Let us consider who Christ chose to do life with and show grace towards, regardless of how any of them ever treated Him. Christ provided us an example of choosing to do life with and show grace towards the ones who…
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Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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