March 31, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Special music by Linda Dane and Tony Hatfield

Message: Grace Changes Everything

First of all, we need to understand what grace is and what grace is not. It’s not what we do that saves us. It’s what Jesus did on the cross that saves us. God does not relate to us based on our goodness. He relates to us based on HiS grace. Apart from grace we cannot know God. Apart from grace we cannot understand God, and apart from grace we cannot relate to God. Grace changes everything. It’s more than we deserve and greater than we imagine!

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 NIV

Why is grace so amazing? It’s amazing because we may differ in our nature in the extent of our sinfulness, but there is absolutely no difference between the best or worst of us. Scripture says “for all have sinned.” Grace is what we need but don’t deserve. Without Jesus, we deserve separation from God for eternity. Everyone will spend eternity somewhere. If you were to die today and stand before God and He asked, “Why should I let you in My heaven?” What would you say?

Have you received God’s grace? God is offering you grace today.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

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