Raising a people of purpose


Romans 5: 2, 6
The Word: Romans 5: 2, 6 (KJV)

2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Dig Deeper:
1 Timothy 1: 15 

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Think about it
If you ever meet someone who has experienced and have an understanding of the grace of a God, the first thing you notice is their humble tone. They don’t take credits for their success. This is because divine grace humbles the recipient.

1. Grace makes you realise that you are privileged.
God could have been good to someone else but you are the one he chose

2. Grace makes you realise that without God your efforts would be nothing.
Granted your efforts are important. But if you subtract God’s grace from your effort, the result will be zero

3. Grace makes you realise that without the blood of Jesus. Your good morals is unable to save you.

Prophet Isaiah saw a vision of God (Isaiah 6) in the year that King Uzziah died . Isaiah exclaimed: ‘Woe is me for I am a man of unclean tongue…’ The holiness of God suddenly made Isaiah aware of how unholy he was in contrast.  When you experience the true grace of God, you become humble. Because suddenly it dawns on you that you are not worthy after all. What qualified you was simply grace. Before Paul the apostle became converted, he was killing christians everywhere and causing problems but through the mercy, patience and love of God he was converted. In reality, God did not have any obligation to save Paul. He could have destroyed him for killing the early christians and used another vessel. But that is grace. Grace makes God choose the unlikely, unqualified vessel and use him. Paul now humbled said this:

‘This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.’

The truth is you and I are not special. Grace made us special.

Remember Our memory verse for January:

2 Corinthians 9: 8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Why not thank him for his grace….

Prayer focus:  Father thank you for grace through the blood of Jesus.

On Grace: God’s lavish Grace – Terry Virgo
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.