Wow! What a truly amazing Resurrection Sunday!
God was definitely present through the whole service as heard of restoration testimonies. From a small child to youth to adult. God's amazing grace is ever present in their lives and each of them can truly sing, "Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found was blind but now I see."
Ephesians 2:1-9 truly makes the Gospel (the Good News) pretty plain. Paul writes, “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, hat even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast.” - Ephesians 2:1-9
Remember you were, but God and by grace. You once were far from Him but He has made it possible through Jesus to be restored. That is the but God. God provided the ultimate sacrifice for humanities sin through Jesus' death. And it is by His grace through the power of the resurrection that helps us to understand that it was by nothing that we did, but all because Jesus.
Looking forward to looking at another great hymn this week and moving into a series on prayer. We have been asked by the Church of the Nazarene to spend the month of May on prayer for the USA/Canada Field. We need to see revival in the churches across our nation and Canada. Make sure you pick-up a prayer journal that will help guide us through this time.
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene