As we continue our Gospel Culture series, we’ll look this Sunday at being a gracious church.
I don’t mean a church that speaks with a gentle, pleasant tone. I mean a church that has grace for one another; a church that has one another’s backs; a church that won’t discount or discard one another, when we realize you’re not perfect.
A church that is committed to one another, even when we’re messy.
Because, guess what? We’re all messy. But we’re also in Christ. And we must not relate to one another on the basis of our messiness, but on the basis of our being in Christ.
Beloved, we have a new way of doing relationships, and we do them that way because of who Jesus is, because of where He is, seated at the right hand of God.
We are becoming like Christ: Christ is gracious to us, and as we are renewed in the image of our Creator, we must be gracious to one another.
We don’t come on Sunday just to hear the Word, or sing, or give thanks -- we gather as God’s elect so we can communicate God’s grace to one another.
You need it. I need it.
Looking forward to being gracious together on Sunday!
P.S. Parents: Sunday’s word to listen for is going to shock you…