• Matt Beaney

#142 – SEE THROUGH THE LENS OF GRACE (7/7/20)

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’It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.  God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 1:7-8)

Paul says of this church that ‘all of you share in God’s grace with me’. Paul understood how he had been saved by God’s grace - saved freely by Jesus’ death.

He knew that he was a sinner, deserving wrath, but he was overwhelmed by the kindness of God as he expresses,

‘The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.’ (1 Timothy 1:14-15)

How you see yourself transforms how we see and treat others. God wants us to know his grace and that all Christians share in His grace.


If you think that you are not loved by God because you are a failure in some way, how might this affect how you view others?


If you think that God owes you salvation and blessings because you feel that you are a ‘winner’, how might this affect how you view and treat others?


RESPONSE

Take a moment to pick a bible text that speaks of God’s grace such as 1 Timothy 1:14-15. Meditate and worship out of it. May the Holy Spirit help us to see ourselves and others through the lens of grace.



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