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2018/07/17

Is there something you have seen or heard someone do (maybe you are that someone) and you thought to yourself, “oh my word, that person should never get away with that! I hope punishment rains down on them.”? Truth is we all deserve punishment to rain down on us. We were all born bad, sin made us bad.

BUT let’s read what Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-10 (http://bit.ly/2zIf7JB)

Instead of punishment and death raining down – undeserved mercy, kindness, love, grace (favour), salvation rained down. We went from bad to good. And not because of anything we could ever do, but because of EVERYTHING Jesus did.

#Godsviewofyou
#JoyH

2017/11/27

Paul writes that ‘God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance’ (Romans 2:4)
Read Romans 2:4 here –http://bit.ly/2zv0yoz

It’s incredible that God cares so much for us that He doesn’t want to leave you or me in the mess we make with our lives. He compassionately convicts us – unsettles us until we turn to Him for freedom.

If you sense a nagging knowing today that God has a higher and more beautiful road for you to travel than the one you’ve chosen to run down, don’t let the feeling defeat you. Gratefully lean into it. Your loving God longs to draw you close.

#knowingGod
#deereyburn

Paying Grace Forward

My friend is making malva pudding and custard for the painters who are working on her building. Why? Because she can.

Jesus says it is more blessed to give than to receive, and God himself demonstrates this by giving us far more than we could ever pay back.

If you’ve been blessed by God’s giving to you, don’t forget to “pay it forward”. Who knows, maybe it will even make you smile as well?

Show forgiveness.

Show kindness.

Show patience.

Show grace.

Because you can.

Acts 20:35 here: http://bit.ly/1un8zTN

#grace

#roblloyd
#fridayfeedback

15 Year Old Jesus?

What would Jesus be like as a 15-year old at your school? Here are some ideas from the gospels: people loved hanging out with him cos he never made them feel small; he made people who abused their power go crazy cos he wouldn’t play by their rules; he showed great love for everyone he met; he was willing to give up everything for what he believed in; he didn’t care much about his reputation.

What was Jesus’ secret? He told us in John 17v3 – his relationship with his Father. You have the same heavenly Father. Could that truth begin to release you to be a bit more like Jesus in your school today?

Read John 17 here – http://bit.ly/1jZ0qAt

#andrewv
#faithworks