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Becoming Agents of Grace

In planning for this summer’s preaching we came across this from Philip Yancey’s book, What’s So Amazing About Grace:

“The world can do almost anything as well as or better than the church,” says Gordon MacDonald. “You need not be a Christian to build houses, feed the hungry or heal the sick. There is only one thing the world cannot do. It cannot offer grace.” MacDonald has put his finger on the church’s single most important contribution. Where else can the church go to find grace?

God’s grace is so counterintuitive that before we can offer it we need to learn to love and practice it within the church. That inward work will be our emphasis the first five weeks of our series. Then we will turn our attention to our work as agents of grace in the world. We’ll draw on scripture texts re/ our role as priests in this world. We’ll study a strange Old Testament story where God brought healing to an enemy of Israel. We’ll taste the truth in Jesus’ feeding of the 5000 and look at a great salvation story from Acts 16. We’ll also consider what it means to show grace to our enemies. We’ll conclude with a reminder of the great feast of grace promised to us “when we all get to heaven.”

Date Passage Title Speaker Listen Download audio Manuscript
06/18/17 Ephesians 2:1-9  Incomparably Rich  Jamie Morrison  Listen  Download  N/A
06/25/17  Galatians 2:11-21  Let’s Get This Straight!  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
07/02/17  1 Cor. 15:9-11  Charity Begins at Home  Rob Bukowski  Listen  Download  N/A
07/09/17  Luke 5:17-26  Don’t Let Go  Anne Tohme  Listen  Download  N/A
07/16/17  Col. 3:12-17  Grace Skills  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
07/23/17  Romans 15:16  Priests  Lee Eclov & Kenny Silva
07/30/17  2 Kings 5:1-27  The Ones You Least Expect  Lee Eclov
08/06/17  John 6:1-13,25-36  “Give Them Something to Eat”  Lee Eclov
08/13/17  Acts 16:16-34  Grace Unleashed  Lee Eclov
08/20/17  Luke 6:27-36  Mercy Like God’s  Jamie Morrison
08/27/17  Genesis 50:15-21  Turning the Tables  Jamie Morrison
09/03/17  Rev 19:1-9  The Feast of Grace  Lee Eclov