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Grace #8—Glorious Grace

God lovingly predestined us to adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace … which he lavished on us with all wisdom and insight. Ephesians 1:5–8 Gracious Father, creator of the universe, at your pleasure and through your Son, the gift of life … Continue reading

Grace #7—Forever Grace

Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, graciously united us with the risen Christ so that in the ages to come he might prove the infinite riches of his grace by useful kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4–7 After withstanding Satan’s efforts to deflate him, Jesus came … Continue reading

Grace #3—Varieties of Grace

Use the gift you have received to serve one another as good stewards of the varieties of God’s grace. Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10–11). With apologies to Browning: … Continue reading

Grace #1—Unrestrained Grace

Grace is a function of joy and intends to produce joy. So, when Paul says we are “saved by grace through faith,” this means God so delights in his own goodness that he established faith (trusting him to provide us a good future) as the means by which we can experience the joys of fellowship … Continue reading

Habakkuk #7—Glorious Flood

The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of The Eternal as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 The conquerors and kings who built the Egyptian, Persian, Incan, Aztec, Carthaginian, Roman, and British empires are all dead. The blood they mixed into the mortar binding the stones of their monuments was … Continue reading

Habakkuk #6—Glorious Help

The Lord of the Universe has established that peoples toil for fire, and nations grow weary for nothing; for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Eternal as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:13–14 God’s commitment to maintain and display his glory drives his providential supervision of all … Continue reading

Transformation #8—Final Transformation

The Lord, Jesus Christ, will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:21. O Life-changing God, our hearts rejoice that you bring your transforming power to bear for us. We delight in … Continue reading

Transformation #2—Glorious Transformation

With unveiled faces, we who are beholding the glory of the Lord in the gospel of the glory of Christ—who is the image of God—are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. 2 Corinthians 3:18 It seems to be a natural law that we become like those we admire. After all, imitation … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About the Next Advent

“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” one of the many songs we enjoy during the Christmas season, is not really about the past. It begins there, but it quickly moves to remind us about how we should live while we await Jesus’ second advent. Since we live in the present so that we can enjoy … Continue reading

Servants #7—Resourced Servants

I am well supplied because I received what you sent through Epaphroditus … and, according to his riches in glory, my God shall supply all your needs in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:18–19 Successful service requires resources. For us to serve in God’s name, we need his supplies. God’s supply chain works this way: God uses … Continue reading