The Riches of His Grace

We are living through a tough year. We have problems we did not anticipate, and a lot of our plans have not worked out. We could use some encouragement. We could use a word about God’s unmerited favor, his grace for us.

The nature of God is grace. The Bible tells us that God loves us and acts on our behalf, not because we deserve it, and not in response to anything we have done, but because God knows us and cares for us and wants the best for us. God wants to bless us. God wants to save us from trouble. As Jesus said, "Fear not, little flock, it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."

This coming Sunday we will begin a five part sermon series on the grace of God. This week we talk about being saved by grace. In the weeks that follow, we will look at how God's grace is sufficient, how grace and truth go together, how we sometimes find grace in unexpected places, and how when sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.

The grace of God is like a Florida summer mid-afternoon rainstorm. We don't cause the rain. We might claim that it rained because we washed the car earlier, or because we watered the lawn yesterday, or because we forgot to bring the umbrella, but we know that it rains for reasons that have nothing to do with us. God pours out his grace on us, for reasons that have nothing to do with us. Our God is a gracious God. Join us Sunday morning and hear about how God is pouring out grace upon you.

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