Sunday, 11 May 2014

Why We Worship 19





I am taking time each week to ask myself "Why we worship"


Do you know that God loves to give us what we don't deserve?

  •  He loves to pardon our sin.
  •  He loves to be good to us.
  •  He loves to give us His Gifts.
  •  He loves to extend His Mercy to us.


And really we don't deserve any of this.

This is all because 






What does this mean?



It simply means that :

  • Jesus the Son of God took our place.
  • Jesus the Son of God bore our punishment.
  • Jesus the Son of God gave His life for us.



And He did it for our benefit not His.



No wonder we sing and talk about God's Grace being AMAZING.



Of course the verse above is not actually a full sentence.

So let's look at the full sentence here in verses 11 - 14.


11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 
13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

Because of the Grace God has shown us we then need to react by turning from our ungodly ways to God's Way and look forward to seeing Jesus who has made this all possible.  
We are to be His own special people and ready to do good just as He does.




I am very thankful for God's Grace  -  aren't you?





12 comments:

  1. Yes I suppose I am quite thankful for God's grace though I guess I don't actually think of it as such. I most certainly am thankful for the life I have been blessed with though

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    1. Sometimes I don't think we consciously think of Grace because it is so divine and not very human and we are not familiar with it in relationships with others.

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  2. I loved this. Thanks for sharing it, Sandra.

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  3. Amen, Sandra. God is gracious and I am so grateful his grace fills our gaps. Blessings to you, sister!

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  4. Yes, His grace is extravagant. He is also such a Gentleman (as my friend loves to say) as He reveals to us and gives us the gift of repentance over things when we are ready to receive them, rather than all at once. Thank you for linking up at God's Girl, was so happy to see you there.

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  5. Amen Sandra!!! Praise the Lord for His everlasting mercy, love and grace!!!! Visiting from Simply Beth... Blessings xxx

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    1. Hi Natasha, thanks for dropping in and I have to wholeheartedly agree with you - Praise the Lord.

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  6. I need to do some catching up on this series of yours. Thank you for continuing to share with Three Word Wednesday. Blessings.

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