Theme of the Week: Grace
Bible Verse: “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. Luke 7:41-43
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14
So far this week, we have looked at Christ’s grace toward us:
- It starts with Christ.
- God’s grace restores our relationship through Christ’s blood.
- The Holy Spirit is our gift of assurance from our Father.
- Christ’s invitation is open to all that will receive it.
Ultimately, we can only give what we have received. If we have not received God’s grace, we cannot offer it to others. Once we have received the grace Christ offers, we are to be His agents in this world.
That is the next step in our grace journey. First, we must accept it ourselves. Second, we should be ready to show and share it with others. Grace is too big, too grand, and too amazing a gift to keep to ourselves once we have accepted it. What grace does for us very nearly compels us to shout it from the rooftops and ask who else would like to enjoy this incredible gift.
Join us over the next two days as we dive into how we can put God’s grace into practice.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for your grace towards me. Help me to think of how I might share your grace with others in my life.
Reflection: Is there anyone in your life you can think of that needs to receive the grace of our Lord? Write that name down and say a prayer for them. See you tomorrow!
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