Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2004
Grace - an illustration of the effect of grace.
By grace, Jesus took our place on the cross, enduring what he didn’t have to, so that we could have a relationship with our father. As an illustration of this, there is a scene in the Hugh Grant movie ’About A Boy’. Towards the end of the movie,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
The boy stood defiantly. “Go ahead, give it to me.”
The principal looked at the young rebel and asked, “How many times have you been here?”
The child sneered rebelliously, “Apparently not enough.”
“And you have been punished each time?” the principal responded.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 20, 2009
Grace At Bat
I read this week about a baseball game that one day took place. It seems that the Lord’s team was playing Satan’s team. The Lord’s team was at bat, the score was zero to zero, and it was in the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. The Coach and the Lord stood by observing the game.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Plenteous grace with Thee is found, Grace to cover all my sin; Let the healing streams
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Grace creates liberated laughter. The grace of God in Jesus Christ is beautiful, and it
Contributed by Carla Powell on Jan 2, 2002
My new favorite movie is "Chocolat", about a little French village in 1959 that is governed by "tranquilité".
In this town, you knew what was expected of you and where your place was. If you happened to forget, someone would remind you. They trusted in the wisdom of ages past,
Contributed by Rick Labate on Feb 19, 2003
THE CONCEPT OF GRACE
There is a great article that illustrates the concept of grace written by Charles Stanley.
“One of my more memorable seminary professors had a practical way of illustrating to his students the concept of grace. At the end of his evangelism course he would distribute the
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 24, 2002
“God’s grace is magnified my man’s ruin. The more keenly the ruin is felt, the more highly the grace is valued.”
The most joyful converts to Christ you will ever see, are the ones who have come to realize how
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Aug 26, 2003
THE GOSPEL OF GRACE?
Put bluntly: the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works – but our lives refute our faith.
By and large, the gospel of grace is neither proclaimed, understood,
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 15, 2003
My wife is a woman of grace. With her permission I’ll tell this story on her. I was serving on a board here in town and was told about one of the key employee’s having been told that she had cancer. I was told that she wanted to keep it quiet and that the board was asked to
Contributed by Stan Coleman on Jan 17, 2007
Listen to this from R.C. Sproul:
“Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God’s grace and God’s grace alone for our salvation. It is difficult for our pride to rest on grace. Grace is for other people—for beggars. We don’t want to live by a heavenly welfare system. We
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 21, 2008
DEFINITION OF GRACE
In the Bible there are three distinctive meanings of grace: it means the mercy and active love of God; it means the winsome attractiveness of God; it means
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 21, 2008
Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ,
If you want to learn the meaning of faith, get down to a child's level.
"What could this possibly be?" I thought to myself. "Why would someone place that sign so low? No one could read it." You see them everywhere. Small signs promoting yard sales, cars, and business
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2010
Definition of Grace
Today, we’re going to talk about another confusing church word - GRACE. If you ask a child what grace is, you might hear him say, "Grace is what we say before we eat." And that’s true. We do call that prayer before we eat "grace." But for many, that’s about as far as the
(defined and adapted from Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
a). Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace.
b). Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system. It means forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth, the love of God
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 28, 2010
A PITCHER OF GRACE
This past week I read this story about grace that I would like to share with you all this morning. This story is about a man named Henry Moorehouse
One evening as Henry was walking along the street he saw a little girl coming out of a basement store carrying a pitcher of
AN EXAMPLE OF GRACE
I just received a letter from a friend who just initiate a prison ministry in my home church, Viorica Negosanu… The first inmate she encountered was a lady, a doctor who murdered her best friend, cut her in pieces and spread them all over the city. She got life sentence. Now
Contributed by Paul Searight on Aug 24, 2010
GRACE AND THE BOOK
Dorothy Sayers wrote, "If men will not understand the meaning of judgment, they will never come to understand the meaning of grace."
IF you don’t realize what you could have faced at the judgment - what your sins really deserved - you’ll never appreciate the