It’s true that the world can do most things as well as or better than the church,”.
“You don’t need to be a Christian to build houses, feed the hungry, or heal the sick.
But there’s one thing the world cannot do.
It cannot offer grace.
This is at the heart of the gospel. God loved us & made salvation available to us even though we didn’t deserve it.
That’s why Paul stresses that we are saved by grace through faith.
Italian novelist Ignazio Silone wrote about a revolutionary hunted by the police .
To hide him, his friends dressed him as a priest and sent him to a remote village in the foothills of the Alps.
Word got out, and soon a long line of people arrived, aching to tell of their damaged lives and hear words of forgiveness.
The “priest” protested trying to send them away but couldn’t.
He had no option but to listen to the stories of people starving for grace.
May we, too, seek God’s forgiveness, make a fresh start, and show that quality of grace & kindness, when we relate to each other.
To listen to Part 1 back in 2009 click here: http://yeppoonwesleyan.sermon.net/main/main/6280903