“Don’t Lose It”, Pastor Doug’s Newsletter, August 13, 2013

LFF Screen ShotYou can read Pastor Doug’s weekly newsletter below for August 13, 2013. His daily word of encouragement can be read each day by connecting with him on his Facebook page. Please join us for worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

Dear Friends,

One wisely said a few years back, “When you stop being thrilled with the grace of God get out of the ministry.”  Have you taken sometime lately to contemplate the thrill of “grace?”  So often we get busy and don’t take the time to slow down and think on some of the great truths that is ours from the Word and especially when it comes to “Grace.” 

Grace aptly put is, “God’s riches at Christ’s expense.”  Another said that Grace is, “God’s generous favor to undeserving people.”  John 1:14 says, “For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.” 

What do we have by grace?  Everything!!!!  When we depend on God’s grace we can endure suffering.  We can turn trials into triumphs.  It is grace alone that saves us.  It is God’s grace that strengthens us for the daily tasks of life and especially in times of trials.  Grace enables us to serve God in spite of difficulties.  Whatever begins with God’s grace will lead to glory, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory, No good thing does He withhold from those who walk upright(Ps. 84:11).”  Taking time to think on His grace for our life leads us in deeper worship friends.

May each of us never lose the thrill of His “grace” freely given to us, yet it cost Christ His life! 

Have a “grace” filled day friends, 

Doug

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