GRACE…provides HOPE!

Scripture

“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, first, Jesus Christ might show all patience, as an example to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life.”1 Timothy ‪1:15-16 MEV

Observation

Paul says he is the worst of sinners. Jesus came into this world to save, but to also show mercy and patience so those that are going to believe will see MERCY and PATIENCE lived out in us and come to Christ.

Application

Nobody’s perfect…the greatest hangup some may have is the fact that we serve a perfect God, but we are imperfect people. He died for the messed up and jacked up and he continually shows patience to those that are on the journey of faith, so that those that are about to be on the journey can have HOPE!

Prayer

Lord help us to embrace grace and understand patience…so that others can see our lives and desire to follow Jesus and not follow us.

it’s all about the Kingdom…

what would it be like to wake up on january 21st as the 44th president of the united states? would you pinch yourself and say it was a dream? i wonder what it would feel like to wake up in the white house? can you walk around in your pajamas or briefs? the stress and pressure of being the leader of the free world must be overwhelming. where was i when Barrack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the united states? standing in the crave cafe…after a serious time of prayer in the sanctuary, right before going to get some soup, i watched history unfold for the greatest nation on the planet. the crowd was massive! i could not help but be moved by the masses of people that stood in the freezing weather just to take part in this historical event. hope for so many was realized today. i choose not to take sides in politics, since everyone has an opinion and opinions don’t get people into heaven. Jesus is the only way and that’s the truth! my opinion, if someone were to ask me is that the greatest leader to ever walk on planet earth is still Jesus Christ. we live in the greatest country on the planet! so, today i choose to pray for our great country, our new president and the future of our great country. we have too much at stake to be baited into a political debate over politicians. the Kingdom is advancing and it’s time we align ourselves with the greatest movement of all time…Christianity!

It’s all about the Kingdom!