Grace…What is it? The empowering presence of God which enables us to do what He has called us to do. God is the source of Grace. (Eph 2:4-5) Accompanies Unconditional love…a free gift…no strings attached. Sadly many people have rarely experienced grace.
”What I don't understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise. So if I can't be trusted to figure out what is best for myself and then do it, it becomes obvious that God's command is necessary. But I need something more!"
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom 15:13 Do you have joy and peace? Are they something that you want in your life? How do we acquire them? How do we cultivate habits for spiritual growth?
The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to the Christian faith. It is crucial for properly understanding what God is like, how he relates to us, and how we should relate to him. But it also raises many difficult questions. How can God be both one and three? Is the Trinity a contradiction? If Jesus is God, why do the Gospels record instances where he prayed to God?
Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side-by-side, sharing machinery and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch.
Jesus spoke two very small parables teaching a huge principle. The mustard seed parable illustrates external growth of the kingdom. The yeast illustrates intensive transformation. At the end of this sermon, two women got saved.