Last night after a our evening assembly Amy and I met with our LIFE Group where we discussed the day’s lessons on Grace that sets us free. I love hearing what others have to say about the lessons I present. I often wish I would have had their insight in the development of the lessons.
Last night we discussed three questions:
- How would you describe God’s Grace to someone?
- Rom 6:17-18 says we are “servants / slaves of righteousness:” If we are slaves, how then are we free by Grace?
- How can we use our freedom to serve God and others (cf. Gal 5:13, 1Pe 2:16)
Here are some of the answers given:
- God’s Grace:
- Grace is a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, chance and so on.
- There is no “zero tolerance policy” in Christ
- Getting the best, when you deserve the worst.
- Slave yet Free:
- We all serve something or someone, self, sin, Satan, the world, or God. Only God make life truly to our benefit
- In serving Christ we are free from the worries that plague those oppressed by sin.
- Serving as the Free:
- Live out the Fruit of the Spirit in our daily lives and interactions with people.
- Be gracious in our treatments of others.
What are your answers?
2 thoughts on “More in God’s Grace”
1) God demands our hearts, entirely. He does not expect perfection as only Christ was able to do such on this earth and did so to sacrifice for us. Does not, however, remove the requirement to aim for perfection, simply recognizes that in our flesh we have yet to be perfect while we aim to attain holy perfection. We will only truly be perfect once in heaven with Him and free from our flesh.
2) The slavery of this world can be many things. Temptation and worry most come to my mind. Freedom comes in putting faith in Him amidst the things in life that lead to temptation and worry. We all have our different temptations we must be aware of to battle. We all go through things that test faith and have us worry. God is faithful in my experience to put us in places where we only have Him to turn to. He is always faithful and waits for us to turn to Him.
3) Show the same grace to others that God has to us. Not to the extent of tolerating abuse, but overlooking ‘slights’ etc and loving others as they are. Taking offense is easy, but realizing another’s past experiences may have influenced their attitudes is essential in truly loving others. Helping others when you are able, even if it requires some sacrifice.
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