This past Sunday we took a look at grace through the eyes of John and how we can all have that grace and peace during this special time of the year.
John 1:14 & 17
14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
What Word? The Word that created the world and declared, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
John was writing this. He walked with Jesus. He had seen His glory and witnessed the miracles, the kindness, the humility.
But then he simply ran out of words.
His final description of what it was like to walk with Jesus was simply:
“Grace upon grace.”
Jesus came to this earth so that grace would never leave.
What is grace?
– It is the peace you lack.
– It is the joy you see in others.
– Grace is what delivers you from guilt and shame.
– It is what releases you from the thorn that persists.
– It is the courage to do what is right.
Grace is Jesus. Knowing about Him, hanging around religious people or even going to church does not satisfy the longing of every soul. Knowing Jesus means to accept Him, trust Him, give Him control of your life and serve Him.
Accept His grace. Ask Jesus to take over and remove your guilt.
Jesus became like you so that you could become like Him.
Invite Him into your life. Don’t go through another Christmas without really knowing Him!
Your life will never be the same.
Who can you share Christ with this Christmas season?
* Spend some time as a group praying for the names of those mentioned as well as praying for boldness.