:: Take 3 ::
What is God's Grace?
Several years ago a banking institution used this slogan: “We make money the old fashioned way, we earn it.” Sadly, many people today are seeking to earn God's favor.
Paul had tried his best to earn his way to heaven. He was the most passionate Pharisee of all. He had persecuted the early Church in his zeal. Yet, when he met Jesus on the Damascus road, Jesus turned his life around.
Paul called himself the chief of sinners, and he came into the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ not because of works but because of grace. So Paul wanted the whole world to know that salvation is something we cannot earn.
We can't attain heaven the old fashion way. We can't earn it. It is a gift.
Grace is God's unmerited and unrestrained love for sinners. It was so important to Paul that he mentioned the word grace 101 times in his writings. Salvation is a gift freely given by our loving Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ. We are all sinners saved by grace.
We share this simple gospel message every day here at Fred Jordan Mission, and out on the streets of Skid Row. What a liberating truth for those that have been rejected by family, shunned by friends and cast aside by society. We are all sinners saved by grace.
Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
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