Practicing Grace For Ourselves
Message by Josh Mutter – November 14, 2021
Big Idea: We practice grace for ourselves when we embrace God’s grace for us.
We practice grace for ourselves when we accept God’s no-strings-attached love for us.
What does the word “grace” mean for followers of Jesus?
- Grace refers to God’s loving action towards humanity
- Grace is how God expresses his personality
- Grace is a gift from God.
- Grace frees us from sin
We practice grace for ourselves when we allow Jesus to speak into the expectations others have of us.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest of your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:29-30 NIV
We practice grace for ourselves when we are looking for how Jesus will show up in our weaknesses.
“…I was given a thorn in my flesh… Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 NIV
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