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Grace

Unconditional, undeserved, unmerited love and acceptance.

That’s our usual understanding of grace as described in the Bible. As in it is by grace you have been saved. (Ephesians 2:8)

And we really are transformed when we experience God’s gracious love.

But, in the Bible the word ‘grace’ means something even more than that.

It also means ‘power,’ that is the manifestation of God’s power in our lives. God’s power to do the works of God for the sake of others.

One of the main ways we can experience God’s gracious power is in what we do with money. The ability to earn an income to have what we need is a result of God’s grace. The capacity to use money to accomplish God’s purposes in the world is also a direct result of God’s grace.

This Sunday at the Gathering Church we will explore how God’s grace transforms our experience with money.
2 Corinthians 8:1-9 will be our guide.

What’s your attitude towards money?

What’s your vision for it?

What’s your experience?

It’s easy to be stressed out about money. Or feel guilty about it, about our management or use of it. Maybe just bringing it up triggers worry.

What can grace do to our experience?

How can the way we approach our finances become one of our best experiences of God’s grace?

God loves transforming everything in our lives so that we might be so full of joy that we cannot help but praise God and love others.

See you this Sunday.

Mark