April 1, 2018

Easter Anastasis

Easter Anastasis

If I asked you for grace, what would I be asking for? Suppose I borrowed your car and crashed it. Then I said, “Come on man, give me grace.” Would I be asking for a package with grace inside? No, I’d be asking for your favor and mercy on my bad behavior. So also is it with God. Grace is not a substance. When God gives us grace he isn’t handing us a substance, he is acting on our behalf in mercy and favor which we don’t deserve. Or turn it around another way: In the end, God has no special substance to give us when he blesses us. In the end, all God really has to give us is himself..  (Click on play or download the sermon or pdf to continue)