Grace, love, and fellowship from the Prince of Peace, Mighty God and Eternal Father, and our Wonderful Counselor – for you and me!
Grace bestowed upon us from Jesus has been described as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. Grace flows from Jesus on the cross to wash our sins away with His blood. Grace that cost everything!
Love gave the Father’s only begotten Son to become my sin, your sin upon the cross, so that you and I might have life everlasting in the presence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Love that surpasses understanding!
Fellowship breathed into those who trust in Jesus – an eternal fellowship of grace and love through the Holy Spirit. Fellowship that lasts forever!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes (trusts and follows) in the Son will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
For this is eternal life, that we intimately know and experience God. John 17:3.
Do you have life flowing from the grace of Jesus, the love of the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit?
It is the free gift of God; there is nothing you can do to earn it. You just receive it and believe. This belief is a deep conviction that produces action. Jesus told His followers to take His yoke and learn about Him. His yoke was His commandments.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:37-40
This grace, love, and fellowship cost everything, and it costs you everything, too. It costs you an earthly perspective in exchange for a heavenly perspective. It requires you to change directions.
When Jesus started His ministry, He proclaimed, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 3:2.
To repent, I must change the direction I’m walking. I must turn from my sins and receive the free gift of God – forgiveness of my sins through the blood of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross where Jesus paid the price of my sins.
Once I accept this free gift, the Holy Spirit comes to guide me, teach me, redirect me, and fellowship with me.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.