When the first bell rings, teenagers shuffle into my classroom with their pants and self-confidence sagging low. They sink into their seats. As I look into those eyes so desperate for hope, I don’t always know what to say. It would be nice to tell them about Jesus, but the reality is, [...]
Jesus is the fullness of grace and truth. Christianity is founded, not on a principle, but on the person of Jesus Christ; it’s His presence dwelling in us. When we give our lives to the One who gave His life for us, we discover who we are meant to be. In Christ, we know who we are because our identity is grounded in Him.
In His grace, Jesus doesn’t take away our rights (to justice) under the law. Instead, He asks us to release our rights so that we can participate in His grace. With our gratitude for His grace, we’re able to suffer injustice for others just as Jesus suffered injustice at our hands for us. As we share His grace, we feel His love flow through us, flooding us with joy. In Him, we are complete.
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we’re released from the penalty under the law because Jesus paid the price for us. The Sabbath is a day of rest to celebrate our Creator, yet for the Christian it has additional meaning. It becomes our rest in Christ. Jesus is our salvation and we rest in Him. We celebrate our Creator and our Redeemer on the day He sanctified and blessed.
Growing In His Giving Nature
– Galatians 2:20 NKJV
FROM WAR TO PEACE: A transformation story. Tom and Esther Winchell.
Broken by the past and war, Vietnam veteran Tom Winchell tells how he found the healing peace of Christ through the patient compassion of a young woman, who would become his wife. Listen to the details of their renewal by God’s grace.