Spring 2014 Wrap Up
This Spring , we have dug into a few passages about:
- God’s Forgiveness, We offer to others (Matthew 18:21-22) Depending on the version of the Bible you read, we are told to forgive Seventy times Seven. This large number given is explaining not to keep count just keep forgiving. Forgiving is a freedom from your prison, opening your heart towards God. In this post I shared a personal forgiveness story from my life, that God has used to set me free from my prison.
- God’s Forgiveness, Whether to Forgive or Not (Matthew 6:14-15) Still on the subject of forgiving others. This passage is part of the Sermon on the Mount. When reflecting on this passage, I was taken to Matthew 18:18. Talking about what we bind on earth is bound with us in heaven, and what we loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven. Forgiveness is something we can either bind or loosen and whichever one you do will be what it is in heaven. I asked some tough questions for us to ponder over in this post.
- God’s Forgiveness of Us (1John 1:9) When we confess our sins to God. He restores our fellowship with Him by forgiving us our sins. In this post, I shared my restoration story. No matter how far away we go from God, He is faithful and just to forgive us and bring us back into His fellowship.
- God’s Forgiveness Transfers Us (Colossians 1:13-14) When we accept God’s gift of salvation. He did something no other can do. He rescued us from the darkness of Satan’s domain and TRANSFERRED us into the light of His domain. I included a short Digging Deeper Study Guide at the end of this post. If you haven’t had a chance to download it yet, it is still available and free.
- God’s Grace (2 Corinthians 12:9) God’s grace is perfected in our weakness, whether it struggles or a health ailment. When we rest in His strength, His grace is poured over us and His grace is made strong. I shared a personal connection of God’s grace being made strong in my weakness,
- God’s Saving Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) God’s saving grace is what saves us through our faith in Him. Works do not save us. We are His workmanship and after we accept His gift of salvation our works are the gift we use to glorify God with. I broke this passage for you in two different ways. But ultimately, it is God alone who saves us, Not our works.
- God’s Abundant Mercy (Psalms 86:5) His mercy is out goodness, faithfulness, kindness and love. There is no end to His mercy for us, He wants to give it to us abundantly. All we have to do to receive, is to call upon Him.
- God’s Cleansing Mercy (Titus 3:5) Here we are touching on Believer’s Baptism. Being baptized does not save us, we have to accept His gift of salvation through faith, which is offered to us by grace. Baptism is done out of obedience towards God and a public declaration that we accepted God’s gift of salvation.
I have cherished these past few weeks digging into God’s Word with each of you. The attributes of our God is abundant and there are so many qualities, we still have to discover. I hope you join with me when we start up our summer session. Feel free to share your reflection on any or all the passages. For bloggers, link up your post at Faith, Fun and Fergusons. If you are not a blogger and would like to share your reflection, you can post in the comment area or join the GROW in His Word group on Facebook.
Until the next session, I have prepared free memory cards for the passages above for you. Download them today, Remember they are FREE. Click here GROW memory cards Spring 2014.
What was your favorite passage? Share below in the comment section and why, I would be honored to hear from you.
In His Love, Crisi