Building Unity Through Our Common Grace

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common graceI have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly. Galatians 2:20-21

The glorious gospel of Jesus Christ contains the message of freedom from the penalty of sin and the power of sin. In that gospel the law finds is rightful place (no pun intended). Though it is glorious, it cannot save. We (both Jews and Gentiles) are saved by God’s grace expressed in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ – and our subsequent faith in Him. The Jewish believers were tempted to add circumcision as a necessary ritual to the Gentiles salvation experience. Paul argued strongly against it. He also warned about a two-tier system within the body of Christ, where those of Gentile heritage would be separate from those of Jewish heritage. Unity in Christ is a cornerstone of Christianity. Churches can look to our common grace as a reason to be united.

Am I seeking and building unity with all Christians? What would God do if all the churches in Corona were unified in prayer and love?

Lord Jesus, as this day begins, please lead and guide. I have a few prayers today. One is for my family… please help each walk in love and truth. Help each of my kids in their jobs. I hope the car repair isn’t expensive for Kaenan’s car. I still want to be a grandparent. Thank you for showing me some glimpses of the future.

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