It is very sad and unfortunate that many view Christianity primarily as a moral code instead of the grace-filled relationship that it is. I, for one, grew up thinking that becoming a Christ-follower involved keeping rules with clenched fists. However, I have come to learn that it is receiving a gift with open hands – the gift of the Lord Jesus Christ who is full of grace and truth!
One of the chief desires of my heart as a pastor has been to lead others into a deeper understanding, a greater appreciation, and a fuller experience of the gospel of grace. Why? Because God’s grace demonstrated to us in the radical love and sacrifice of Jesus is the only thing that has the power to really transform our lives and our relationships and offer hope to our city and our world.
Here is a prayer guide through a beloved text that I am preaching during the next three weeks. You can download it and reflect on the specific prayers, internalize it, and make it your own.