Extending Grace

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“Grace is the face of love when it meets imperfection.”  ~Scott Ridout

I recently heard a sermon given by Scott Ridout.  I found what he was saying to be very thought provoking and so I wanted to share what he said with all of you.  Scott began to  talk about what the biggest problem with Christians is and I immediately sat up and listened.  He said Christians don’t know what to do with Non-Christians who may sin differently than they do and went on to say that Christians often forget that they are sinners too.  He also said, that this is where grace comes in and just as Christ provides grace for all of us, Christians should extend grace to others as well.  Christians are not supreme beings over others that don’t believe in Christ.  Even though many of them would like to think they are.  The only difference is, that a true Christian believes that they are saved by faith in Christ Jesus and that it is only through Christ, that they will inherit eternal life.  Christians are still sinners and they always will be.  Thank goodness for God’s grace and His amazing love that He extends to us.  What are your thoughts?  Do you struggle with extending grace towards others?  If so, why do you think that is?

Ephesians 2:8 says…   For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.

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2 thoughts on “Extending Grace

  1. Amen, sister! Scott is so right. We tend to forget that we are sinners, too, even if we have eternal salvation. We aren’t better than anyone else, so why should we act as such? It’s time we get off our high horses and ask the Lord to humble us. In all fairness, though, I think it’s fairly easy for religious people (not just Christians) to forget that they’re sinners, and always will be. I’m not sure why that is, as we should be more aware of our shortcomings, you know? Speaking personally, whenever I sin, I feel it in my heart, and that comes from salvation.

    Thank you, Michelle.

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  2. I’m not a Christian, Michelle, but I think his sermon calling for compassion for each other is beautiful, regardless of faith. Grace, to me, is the recognition of another’s humanness, with all the triumphs and failings, hopes and dreams, struggles and love that make our short lives so poignant. It encompasses care and compassion, forgiveness and gratitude, patience and kindness. It’s the ability to see oneself in another and recognize that we are not so different. ❤

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