Posts with the tag “grace”

Only by Grace
by Curt Dodd on January 6th, 2023
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no one can boast.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)Some of my most vivid memories from childhood came when I played football. I was so excited when I finally got the chance to suit up in junior high to play tackle football. Before the season began, I had to make sure I had all ...  Read More
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Grow In Grace
by Curt Dodd on November 2nd, 2022
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.  (2 Peter 3:18)The character of God is grace; therefore, the character of His people should also be grace. When someone comes into your church and they don't talk like you, and they don't look like you, what is your response? Your response must be, “Welcome!” Everything that we do n...  Read More
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Show God’s Grace
by Curt Dodd on November 1st, 2022
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions -- it is by grace you have been saved.  (Ephesians 2:4-5)The very heartbeat of the Church needs to be grace. Under grace, we extend love regardless of who people are, where they are on their journey, and what is happening in their life right now. We just extend God's ...  Read More
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Saved by Grace
by Curt Dodd on October 3rd, 2022
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God --  not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)This verse literally implies that we are messed up. The only way we can get fixed up is when we have an encounter with Christ. In Ephesians Chapter Two, Paul lists multiple things. He describes what it means to be saved, what i...  Read More
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