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Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm still here/Merry Christmas/Let it snow!/Light of Grace

Merry Christmas!

Thanks, Jenni, for sharing the notes from Justin's sermon today on "The Gift of Grace!" It was very though provoking and powerful!

The Gift of Grace by Justin Davis

Matthew 1:18-25

You can’t have Christmas apart from grace.

God desires us to not only receive His grace but to give it to others.

We have a tendency to receive God’s unconditional grace but we put conditions on extending grace to others.

We experience the fullness of grace most when we extend it to others.

Grace Givers:
1. Surrender their rights.
2. Resist public opinion.
3. Believe the impossible.

Grace can make the impossible possible.

The supernatural ability of grace is for it to transform you when you give it.

Often, grace is more about obedience than it is about feelings.

Grace doesn’t excuse others’ wrongful/hurtful behavior, it prevents it from hardening your heart.

God has given me the gift of grace so I can extend His grace to others. Is there someone you need to extend grace to this Christmas? *********************************************************************************
The first snowfall of the year at the Syler home! I love it!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great reading Justin's sermon. Really puts Christmas into perspective. Love the pictures of the snow. Hopefully will have more when I get back down there <3