#CPC Wednesday Message 4-15-20

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Wednesday Message 4-15-20

Wednesday Greetings,

The aftermath... 

The Resurrection is a game changer.

We're just so used to it that we don't recognize it.

We live such a reward/punishment kind of life.  Do good; get rewarded.  Do bad; get punished.   But now, we have to talk about forgiveness from a whole different perspective:  grace.  Grace, that unearned favor that we get from God. 

We did "bad"... we crucified, we deserve punishment.
We didn't do "good" ... we denied, betrayed, hid in fear, didn't stop it; we don't deserve to be forgiven.

But we are... forgiven.

God's grace isn't about earning... it's about simply being, recognizing that God is in charge, not us, that God works a way that we can't, God sees beyond, God loves in ways we can't, God forgives, and there's nothing we can do to earn that grace.

Jesus was raised from the dead.  God wins!

And we are the blessed recipients of that grace.  Hallelujah!

Now, the aftermath.... what are you going to do with that news?
Well, that's up to you!
Peace in our journeys,
Pastor Steve Melde

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