DIG for Monday the 6th of July…..grace is not a message or doctrine or teaching, it is a person…..Titus 2 v 11

As I’ve said a number of times before in DIG I am often accused of teaching what is known as the “grace message”.

And I’ve often said this before (but it is good to be reminded about it) that grace is not a message, it is also not a doctrine or a teaching.

Grace is a person.

Jesus Christ is the personification of grace.

I was reminded about this again this morning as I was reading the book of Titus.

Paul says it is the grace of God that brought salvation and that grace has appeared to all men (Titus 2 v 11).

This can only be talking about Jesus.

He is the only way to the Father, the only way unto salvation (John 14 v 6).

Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us as a man (John 1 v 14).

Indeed in the gospel of John we are told that grace (and truth) came in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1 v 17).

Grace is Jesus and Jesus is grace, He is the personification of grace for us to see and marvel at.

He is truth and He is the only truth.

So if someone says to you, “do you preach the grace message”, thank them, and say, “yes I do, I preach Jesus”.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ, the perfect example of your grace”.

Titus 2 v 11…..For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men

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DIG for Sunday the 5th of July…..are you persuaded that nothing can separate you from the love of God…..Romans 8 v 38 and 39

Today at MGF I preached about the love of God and said that there was nothing that could separate us from that love.

Spiritual or physical, life and death, things in our life, people, and things in the present or future; nothing in this long list could separate us from the love of God.

Yet there was a very important caveat before this long list in that we have to be persuaded of this truth.

In other translations it says convinced, certain or sure.

Whatever Bible you read it will tell you that you need to be certain, trust in or believe this truth.

If we do not then we could feel (or have an emotion) that tells us we are separate from the love of God.

The Word says we cannot be separated from His love, so it is just a feeling when we think we are.

His love is always flowing, it is always there and it is never switched off from us.

God is love (1 John 4 v 16).

It is the character of God to continually love us, it is our thoughts, will and emotions that sometimes tell us God has turned from us and removed his love.

The truth is there is nothing we can do to get Him to love us more and nothing we can do to get Him to love us less, we simply need to be persuaded of this truth and then enjoy His love.

Enjoy that love today, thank Him for that Love but please, never ask Him to love you more!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you love me unconditionally and continually”.

Romans 8 v 38 and 39…..For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord