Monday, November 8, 2010

God's Grace... Our Response...

My pastor used this quote a couple of weeks ago in his sermon...  

"Religion says, 'I obey, therefore I am accepted'...   The Christian gospel transformation message says, 'I am accepted, therefore I obey.'"                   ~ Tim Kellerman

"For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."            ~ Ephesians 2:8-10

God's gift to us of salvation through grace, and faith in that grace, is the starting point from which our response of good works and good deeds should spring!!  God has much for us to do to help alleviate the pain and suffering in our world.  Who will seek God's will and plan?  Who will be willing to follow God's will and plan?  Who will answer God's call to serve?

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