Sermons on Grace
The world seems full of injustices and moments when it seems irreparably broken. It would be easy to lose hope or live in bitterness. But Jesus followers are called to live with a different perspective that doesn’t give up.
Some of the most challenging moments of following Jesus are set in relationships. When a relationship falls apart, do you grab a hammer or an eraser?
Do you feel like your life is full of thorns right now? Too often we feel thorns are punishment when in reality a thorn is precious because what it produces in us. More of the power of God displayed in out lives. God uses that pain to show what he can do, not what you can do.
When someone attacks you, your character, your name, your reputation- it’s war! Our temptation, as people in the flesh, is to attack into realm of the flesh. Listen along to how Paul instructs us to do something different.
Journey with us as Paul and Titus show us to be in relationship to one another means we are involved in one another’s lives in a way that encourages fruit, challenges us to grow, and corrects us when needed in a loving matter.
Sometimes we can cast judgement and not even realize we’re doing it. While it is natural to have an initial reaction when someone does something to harm us, offend us, or even talk bad about us, let’s change our perspective by incorporating these three ways to walk in the way of Jesus when it comes to judgement.
Do your actions matter? Yes they do. But motives, the stuff that is hidden, the stuff that can be deceptive, matters even more. Listen as we uncover three acts of righteousness to help us understand.
Instead of retaliation towards your enemies what if you gave them public praise? With God in your heart it is possible. Jesus has asked us to come at this world in a different perspective. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
When we are loved as we are, we are free to change. Knowing we are unconditionally accepted, we are free to shed the unhealthy behaviors we’ve adapted to cover up rejection and lack of acceptance.
Have you ever felt like someone was looking down on you, judging you, condemning you for your conviction or perspective? In grace, we give others the freedom to hold to convictions that are unlike our own and accept them in spite of that difference.
Grace is a place God has invited us. When you’ve experienced God’s grace you get a completely different perspective.