Romans 5:8; This Is Amazing Grace; Rom. 3:23, 2 Cor. 12:9, Lord, I Need You; Forever Reign; Never Once; Faithful God
Romans 5:8 “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
We don’t deserve it at all, but the God of Heaven has chosen to extend his grace to us – His indescribable, incomprehensible, Amazing Grace! When we were lost in sin and darkness, God came down and broke our chains and set us free.
THIS IS AMAZING GRACE
I know that most of us would agree with the idea that we need God that we can’t live this life successfully without the grace of God, without the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. But I want to spend a few minutes actually processing that, actually contemplating the depth our need – to the best of our ability.
Rom 3:23 spells it out for us clearly: “All have sinned, and FALL short of the glory of God.” We continue to fall short.
But the good news, the gospel, is this:
2 Cor. 12:9 – “but He (the Lord) 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. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Praise God that He is glorified even in our weakness! Let’s bring him glory now by acknowledging our weakness. You may want to hold in your mind a particular weakness which you want to lift up to God right now as we come before Him.
LORD, I NEED YOU
As we close the service with two more songs, this is your chance to reflect on what God has been saying to you this morning. God is speaking to you. Are you listening? What is He saying? If you need to spend some more time listening, this is your chance. If you’ve heard Him loud and clear then this is your chance to respond and to proclaim your trust in our Faithful God.
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
God is with you. Right now, God is with you. No matter your circumstances, no matter what you’re feeling or what you’re experiencing in life – God is with you. And He is faithful in all He does.