Working towards the Kingdom

We are into a new message series entitled “Working towards the Kingdom”  We have walked through “Knowing God” and our previous series “The Kingdom”  and now we are looking at what it means to living out the grace and love that we have because of Jesus and sharing it with others as Jesus did.  We are trying to live out the hope that we have in Jesus and show people a glimpse of the Kingdom of God that Jesus is revealing to us and has revealed to us through the Bible.

Yesterday, we talked about living in forgiveness. It is incredible how life changing forgiveness is.  When we realize how important the forgiveness that Jesus brings into our lives we need to share it and show people grace.  We looked at what Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 1:1-17 from the Message translation and saw how people can confuse the gospel but also how Jesus can take even the worst of sinners a man who had no problem with murder, whose heart was hardened and wanted to condemn, a man who was so focused on his hate that it took Jesus appearing before him and blinding him and Jesus transformed him into a witness and example of Jesus’ grace and love.

We all start out on the same level before God, we are all sinners.  We are no better than another person, we do have the love and grace of Jesus, not that this makes us more important, it makes Jesus more important.  We all start out as sinners but when we accept the forgiveness of Jesus, we are to bear witness to those around us of Jesus’ forgiveness.

Are you living as a witness to Jesus’ forgiveness and faithfulness?  Live it out.

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