Grace For Your Day December 5

Have you ever wondered why you do what you do?
What is it that motivates us to action?
In our spiritual lives, why is it that we feel sometimes that we haven’t progressed? We don’t see that godly steadfastness and we become discouraged.
Most of us have a pretty clear picture from the word of God about how we ought to live, but why does it seem to not come naturally?

This week we will be in Colossians 1: 9-14 discussing some of the fruit of a genuine faith.
But I want us to see more.

I want us to firstly unpack the motivation for our sanctification, that journey towards Christ likeness. The motivation that allows us  “to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” Titus 2:12 NIV.
I believe it’s rooted in the gospel.

Secondly, I want to remind us that Christ saves us the way we are. Where we are. Our text will tell us that He is the one who has qualified us, rescued us, transferred us, and redeemed us. It’s what makes grace so special, and why we can’t take credit for our salvation.

If you’re stuck, perhaps discouraged, if you feel like you’re in the wilderness right now in your faith, perhaps low on joy … I hope you’ll join us Sunday and let Paul encourage us with these truths and show us our Saviour more clearly.

Quentin Smith