New Creation in Christ
July 25, 2011 By T.B. - A Teacher
2 Cor. 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come”
Three years ago, my life was a disaster. I was headed down a path of destruction: lying, partying, bad relationships, and depression looked me right in the face. My life took a complete 180 degree turn because God made me a completely new creation.
I grew up going to church. However, I never had an intimate relationship with God. Over the years, I began drifting further and further away from God. My life began to spiral out of control.
I had been in a serious long-term relationship with a guy in my second year of college. Our friends began to slowly change and the group we hung out with were heavily into the partying scene, drinking and drugs. It began as a casual activity, but developed into a lifestyle fairly quickly.
Covenant Makes a Way
July 18, 2011 By Pastor Jacque Babb
Grace and mercy are such a beautiful and powerful proposition. Together they make a place for us to reach our greatest potential. Failure is not an option when you live in a culture of grace and mercy. Either one of them is amazing but together they bring peace of mind in any situation. There is no room for condemnation.
-the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him.
-The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
In the Old Testament grace had to be "found" or "granted".
Ex. 33:13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people."