God's Grace

More Than Forgiveness

Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
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More Than Forgiveness - Titus 2:11-14
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Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your Amazing grace that you give us in our weakness,

while we are held captive to our sin.

Pour out your Spirit upon us gathered here today.

Empower us to be receptive to the Holy Spirits guiding,

willing to receive and follow your teaching.

Please open our eyes and heart to recognize your grace working in our lives.

By your power Lord, lead us towards a deeper understanding

of your life-giving grace.

Through your mercy Lord, open our eyes, open our ears, and open our life

            to the deeper grace you have in store for us.

O’ God!  Teach us a new way to live.  Teach us YOUR way to live.

May all that we do give you all the praise, all the honor, and all the glory.

 In Jesus name,

AMEN

Paralyzed By Grace

Hebrews 10:1-3

Matthew 11:28-30

The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming — not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 2 If it could, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, 4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Are You Paralyzed By Grace? - Heb 10:1-3 Mt 11:28-30
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Heavenly Father,

We bless you, praise you, and we love you, with all of our minds, hearts, and soul.

Thank you for your merciful gift of grace that flows abundantly into our lives. 

Father, help us to be aware of those areas in our life that requires change.

By the presence of your Holy Spirit, empower us to change at the very core,

becoming transformed more and more into your likeness Jesus. 

Let us be the complete representation and reflection of your love.

We are eternally grateful Jesus, that you have paid the price for our sin,

and given us your resurrection empowerment,

your full work of Grace that can change us from the inside out.

By your mercy Father, help us to fully accept Jesus into our hearts and lives,

as our Master teacher, so that you will receive all the glory.

In Jesus name we pray

                                                                         AMEN.

Humility Brings Grace

Philippians 2:6-11

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! 

         Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Humility Brings Grace - Philippians 2:6-11
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Heavenly Father,

 

Thank you for your Mercy, for your Love, and for your Grace.

Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice on the cross, for bringing salvation to the lost, to US.

We pray that you will help us to live humbly,

 as you have revealed to us by your example.

In our weakness Lord, pour out your grace upon us, to mold us into your image.

Give us the strength to remove pride from our minds and hearts,

so that it will not block your grace.

Help us to think less of ourselves, and more of you Lord.

Give us the strength to persevere in life’s challenges,

to do what is right, and to live in humility,

so that we will give you all the glory Father.

 

In Jesus name we pray

                                                                         AMEN.

Spreading Grace Peace and Truth

John 1:14-18

         The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  

         John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'" From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

Spreading Grace Peace and Truth - John1:14-18
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Heavenly Father,

Thank you for sending your Son and paving the way for our lives to be set free through Jesus' death on the cross.

Thank you for what this day stands for - the beginning of Holy Week, the start of the journey towards the power of the cross, the victory of the Resurrection, and the rich truth that Jesus truly is our King of Kings.

"Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord..."

We give you praise and honor for your ways are righteous and true.

We give you worship for you are holy and just. We will declare that your love stands firm forever. For your lovingkindness endures forever.

Thank you that your ways are far greater than our ways, your thoughts far deeper than our thoughts.

Thank you that you had a plan to redeem. Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you that your face is towards the righteous, and you hear our prayers, and know our hearts.

Help us to stay strong and true to you. Help us not to follow after the voice of the crowds, but to press in close to you, to hear your whispers, and seek after you alone.

We praise you, we bless you Lord! Thank you that you reign supreme and we are more than conquerors through the gift of Christ!

In the Mighty Name of Jesus,

In Jesus name we pray

                                                                         AMEN.

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