December 1, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Message: Amazing Grace Now & Forever
Worship with Music: “O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” by the BBC Quartet
God’s grace is not given as a reward. It is an underserving yet FREE gift. Our sins have earned us God’s wrath. Romans 6:23 tells us “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” With God we have grace. We have pardon for our sins. God’s grace is AMAZING!
Have you received the grace of God? If not, today is a great day to make that choice.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” – Ephesians 2:8
Something supernatural from heaven invaded those gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost and it changed them forever. What happened? The disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit. That’s what happened. Our greatest need today is for those who know Jesus to experience what the early disciples experienced. If we really want to impact our community, our school, our workplace, we need to be filled with God’s Spirit. 1 Peter 4:11 says, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.”
When was the last time you witnessed someone living their life sold out for Jesus instead of the casual commitment that so many have today? How long has it been since you have been “stirred?” When God speaks, do you listen? The world is looking for evidence that our Christianity is real, that it has made a difference and has changed our lives.
Would you give God, the Holy Spirit, permission to do something supernatural in your heart and life today? If so, get ready. If not, you’re going to miss out.
PRAYER:Lord, revive your work in me. I don’t want to miss another day without experiencing Your best. Transform me to be the person you have called me to be. Amen.
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tonguesas the Spirit enabled them.” – Acts 2:1-4 (NIV)