The Messiah's Unlikely Heritage
Many of us, when we are confronted with our sin, can grow discouraged and frustrated with ourselves and the battle against sin and the flesh. We assume that because of our many problems, God can’t use us. But this attitude reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of God and grace. Abraham and the patriarchs struggled with various sins and fell multiple times just in the preserved record, but God still chose them and used them to advance His plan. David committed heinous crimes, but God still established his throne forever. Peter denied Christ; the disciples doubted; and Paul persecuted the church. But God is gracious to use even the worst of humans (that’s what Paul called himself in 1 Timothy 1). God takes outcasts and adds them to His family; He redeems sinners and puts them into His service. See God’s grace in your life, trust that grace, and watch how God uses you to accomplish His plan.
Sunday at Liberty
- SS: Pastor Rory–Catholic Strategies in Evangelism
- AM: Pastor Rory–Matthew 1:1-17–The Messiah’s Unlikely Heritage (sermon notes), Lord’s Table
- PM: 2nd Quarter Members’ Meeting