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Amazing Grace Is Seeking You Out!

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Sermon Preached On Sunday 26Th Feb.,2017.

HINDI TITLE: Adboot Krupa Tume Koj Rahi Hai

So Often, We Think That God Is Only Interested In The “Good People,”

The People That Have It All Together, People That Never Make Mistakes, Never Give Into Temptation.  If Your Performance Is Good Enough, Then You Can Expect God’s Goodness. But, If You Ever Get Off Course, Fail, Have Doubts, God Says, “Too Bad, It’s Your Fault, If You Don’t Want Me I’ll Leave You Alone, I Won’t Bother You.”

The Truth Is, It’s Just The Opposite; When You Blow It, God Doesn’t Turn Away From You, He Turns To You.  His Grace Comes Looking For You.  

When You Have Doubts, God Doesn’t Say, “What’s Wrong With You?  You Need To Have More Faith.”  No, God Will Even Pass Over People With Faith And Come To You, The One That Has Doubts.

Illustration: Jesus Told A Parable Of Lost Sheep:

Matthew 18:12-14 (NIV)…12 “What Do You Think? If A Man Owns A Hundred Sheep, And One Of Them Wanders Away, Will He Not Leave The Ninety-Nine On The Hills And Go To Look For The One That Wandered Off? 13 And If He Finds It, Truly I Tell You, He Is Happier About That One Sheep Than About The Ninety-Nine That Did Not Wander Off. 14 In The Same Way Your Father In Heaven Is Not Willing That Any Of These Little Ones Should Perish.

What Was That?  Grace Came Looking.

But We Tend To Write People Off And Think, “God Wouldn’t Have Anything To Do With Them, They Make Fun Of Me For Coming To Church, She’s Living The Wrong Kind Of Life, He’s Out There On Drugs.”

No, Do You Realize That Over Half Of The New Testament Was Written By A Man That At One Time Hated Believers?  

Illustration Of Saul:

Saul Was The Main Enemy Of The Church, He Was Having Believers Put In Prison, But One Day:

Acts 9:1-6 (NIV)… Meanwhile, Saul Was Still Breathing Out Murderous Threats Against The Lord’s Disciples. He Went To The High Priest And Asked Him For Letters To The Synagogues In Damascus, So That If He Found Any There Who Belonged To The Way, Whether Men Or Women, He Might Take Them As Prisoners To Jerusalem. As He Neared Damascus On His Journey, Suddenly A Light From Heaven Flashed Around Him. He Fell To The Ground And Heard A Voice Say To Him, “Saul, Saul, Why Do You Persecute Me?”  “Who Are You, Lord?” Saul Asked. “I Am Jesus, Whom You Are Persecuting,” He Replied. “Now Get Up And Go Into The City, And You Will Be Told What You Must Do.”

Saul Became The Apostle Paul, And Wrote More Of The New Testament Than Anyone Else.  What Happened?   Grace Came Looking For Saul.  

Don’t Ever Write Anybody Off;  Your Family Members, Friends, May Be Making Poor Choices, In The Natural You Think, “They’re Never Going To Fulfill Their Destiny, Do What’s Right,” No,  You Have To Remember That Grace Is Looking For Them.  You May Write Them Off, But God Doesn’t Write Them Off.  

God Knows How To Get Their Attention.  If God Can Change Saul, The Greatest Enemy Of The Church, And Turn Him Into The Greatest Asset Of The Church, God Can Touch Your Loved One.  God Can Turn Your Son Around, Change Your Daughter.

Paul Wrote:

Romans 3:23-24 (NIV)..23 For All Have Sinned And Fall Short Of The Glory Of God, 24 And All Are Justified Freely By His Grace Through The Redemption That Came By Christ Jesus.

If Anyone Understood Grace, It Would Be Paul.

One Translation Of The Word “Freely” That He Specifically Used Is “Promiscuous,”  Meaning That God’s Grace Will Go To Anybody.

If Someone Is Promiscuous, They’re Loose, Unrestrained, They’ll Be With Anyone, Doesn’t Matter.  That’s The Way God’s Grace Is;

  • You Can Be High On Drugs, And Grace Is Looking For You.
  • You Can Be Working In The Wrong Kind Of A Place, Grace Is Looking For You.
  • You Can Be Cheating, Dishonest, No Integrity And God Will Leave The 99 And Come After You.
  • You Can Be Discouraged, Depressed, About To Give Up On Life, The Good News Is, Right Now, Grace Is Looking For You.

You May Have Made Mistakes, You’re Not Where You Want To Be In Life, You Could Easily Sit On The Sidelines, Let The Accusing Voices Convince You That You’re All Washed Up, Nothing Good Is In Your Future, No, Right Now, Grace Is Coming To You.

God Is Saying, “I’m Not Mad At You, I’m Madly In Love With You.  I’m Not Holding Anything Against You.  I’m Not Keeping A Record Of Your Mistakes, I’m Not Even Interested In Your Past, I’m Interested In Your Future.”

It Doesn’t Matter To God Where You’ve Been, It Matters To God Where You’re Going.

That’s Why He’s Coming After You;  He Won’t Leave You Alone, His Grace Will Never Give Up;  He Loves You Too Much To Let You Miss Your Destiny.

You Can Turn Away Again And Again;  Grace Will Keep Coming.   Wherever You Go, Grace Will Keep Looking;  You Can’t Out Run The Grace Of God.

  • You Can’t Do Too Much Wrong To Keep It Away.
  • You Can’t Turn Away Too Many Times, God’s Grace Will Keep Coming, Saying, “I’ve Got Something Better;  I’ve Got Forgiveness, Mercy, Restoration, A New Beginning.”

If You’ll Shake Off The Guilt, Condemnation, Start Making Choices That Honor God, God Will Do For You What He Did For Paul;  He’ll Bless You In Spite Of Your Mistakes, Make Something Great Outta Your Life, In Spite Of Your Past.

God Never Gives Up On You;Don’t Give Up On Yourself.  Receive The Grace, Believe That There’s Something Amazing In Your Future.

Illustration Of Samaritan Woman: [3-9,17-18,23-26]

John 4:3-26 (NIV)…He Left Judea And Returned To Galilee.  It Was Necessary For Him To Go Through Samaria.  And In Doing So, He Arrived At A Samaritan Town Called Sychar…  6 Jesus, Tired As He Was From The Journey, Sat Down By The Well…  When A Samaritan Woman Came To Draw Water, Jesus Said To Her, “Will You Give Me A Drink?” (His Disciples Had Gone Into The Town To Buy Food.) The Samaritan Woman Said To Him, “You Are A Jew And I Am A Samaritan Woman. How Can You Ask Me For A Drink?” (For Jews Do Not Associate With Samaritans.)… 17 Jesus Said To Her, “You Are Right When You Say You Have No Husband. 18 The Fact Is, You Have Had Five Husbands, And The Man You Now Have Is Not Your Husband. What You Have Just Said Is Quite True”… 23 Yet A Time Is Coming And Has Now Come When The True Worshipers Will Worship The Father In The Spirit And In Truth, For They Are The Kind Of Worshipers The Father Seeks. 24 God Is Spirit, And His Worshipers Must Worship In The Spirit And In Truth.”  25 The Woman Said, “I Know That Messiah” (Called Christ) “Is Coming. When He Comes, He Will Explain Everything To Us.”  26 Then Jesus Declared, “I, The One Speaking To You—I Am He.”

Here Jesus Was About To Leave Judea And Travel Home To Galilee But He Said To His Disciples,”I Must Go Through Samaria.”

Samaria Wasn’t Necessarily The Shortest Route…   Not Only That In Those Days The Samaritans Weren’t Friendly With The Jewish People.  His Disciples Said, “Jesus, That’s The Long Way, We’ll Go A Better Route, Plus We Might Have Some Problems With The Samaritans.”  Jesus Said, “No, I Have An Assignment There’s Somebody I Need To Meet.”   But The Whole Reason Jesus Went To Samaria Was To Meet This Woman.

They Got To Samaria They Were Tired And Hungry. Jesus Sat Down By A Well He Asked His Disciples To Go Into Town And Get Some Food. In A Little While This Samaritan Woman Came Out To Draw Water From The Well. She Had Been Married Five Times, Been Through A Lot Of Heartache And Pain In Life.  She Wasn’t A Respected Woman, Wasn’t Considered A Good Woman, Or A Moral Woman. She Was Looked Down Upon, Seen As  A Second Class.

No Doubt When Some Of The People In Town Saw Her They Would Insult Her Saying, “There’s That Lady Who Has Been Married Five Times Get Away From Her.” Yet The Whole Reason Jesus Said I Must Go Through Samaria Was To Meet This Woman.

Jesus Struck Up A Conversation With Her And Told Her All About Her Life. Then He Revealed Himself As The Messiah To Her.

When The Disciples Came Back From Buying Food Saw Jesus Talking To This Woman -The Scripture Says They Were Amazed And Bewildered

John 4:27 (NASB)..27 At This Point His Disciples Came, And They Were Amazed That He Had Been Speaking With A Woman…

Not Only Was Jesus Talking To A Woman, Not Only A Samaritan, But Of All People This Lady. Everybody Knew She Had A Bad Reputation. She Came From The Wrong Side Of The Tracks. She Was Making Poor Choices But This Is What Grace Is All About;  It’s Promiscuous, It Doesn’t Just Come To The People That You Might Think, The “Good People,” The Fine Upstanding People,

No, It Goes To People Like This Lady, That Have Made Mistakes,  People That Have Gone Through Heartache And Pain, People That Think, “It’s Too Late, I’ve Blown It, Don’t Deserve It.”  This Is What Grace Is All About.  That Day Was A Turning Point In Her Life.  

But Bro Melwyn

  • “My Co Workers Don’t Believe In God”;  That’s Alright, Grace Is Looking For Them. ”
  • She’s Working In The Bars”;  That’s Ok, Grace Can Go Into A Club.

God’s Grace Knows No Boundaries, Has No Limitations.

  • “They Come From A Different Faith”; That Doesn’t Stop God.  Grace Is Looking For Them.

Our Titles Don’t Set A Boundary For The Creator Of The Universe.

  • They’re Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu”;  That Doesn’t Stop God,

Our God Is All-Powerful, Our Religious Names, Different Affiliations, That Can’t Stop The Creator Of The Universe.

The Samaritan Woman Was Of A Different Faith, Yet She Was The First One Jesus Revealed Himself To As The Messiah.  Not To The Jewish Leaders, Rabbis In A Synagogue, But To The Girl Working In The Clubs, The Young Man That’s Never Been To Church.

God Will Save Who He Wants To Save, Have Mercy On Who He Wants To Have Mercy.  His Grace Is Looking For People That Don’t Have The Best Reputation, That Have Blown It And Failed, That Have Made A Mess.  It Can Penetrate Any Situation.

Question:

  • Are You Writing Someone Off, Thinking That They’re Too Far Out There, They’re Never Going To Change?  Or
  • Are You Writing Yourself Off, Thinking You’ve Made Too Many Mistakes, Missed Too Many Opportunities, Now You Have To Sit On The Sidelines?

No, Grace Is Coming To You;  No Mistake You’ve Made Is Too Much For The Mercy Of God.  Nothing You’ve Done Has Canceled Your Destiny;  You Can Still Become Who God’s Created You To Be.

Now Quit Listening To Those Lies Telling You That You’ve Seen Your Best Days, And You Had Your Chance;   No, God Is The God Of Another Chance.  He Will Never Give Up On You, His Call On Your Life Is Irrevocable, His Grace Is Going To Keep Coming To You.  You May Ignore It Today, But It Will Be There Tomorrow, Next Week, Month, Year.

Illustration Of Jonah: This Is What Jonah Did:[1-4,8-15]

Jonah 1 (NIV): ..1 The Word Of The Lord Came To Jonah Son Of Amittai: “Go To The Great City Of Nineveh And Preach Against It, Because Its Wickedness Has Come Up Before Me.”  But Jonah Ran Away From The Lord And Headed For Tarshish. He Went Down To Joppa, Where He Found A Ship Bound For That Port. After Paying The Fare, He Went Aboard And Sailed For Tarshish To Flee From The Lord.  Then The Lord Sent A Great Wind On The Sea, And Such A Violent Storm Arose That The Ship Threatened To Break Up… So They Asked Him, “Tell Us, Who Is Responsible For Making All This Trouble For Us? What Kind Of Work Do You Do? Where Do You Come From? What Is Your Country? From What People Are You?”  He Answered, “I Am A Hebrew And I Worship The Lord, The God Of Heaven, Who Made The Sea And The Dry Land.”  10 This Terrified Them And They Asked, “What Have You Done?” (They Knew He Was Running Away From The Lord, Because He Had Already Told Them So.)  11 The Sea Was Getting Rougher And Rougher. So They Asked Him, “What Should We Do To You To Make The Sea Calm Down For Us?”  12 “Pick Me Up And Throw Me Into The Sea,” He Replied, “And It Will Become Calm. I Know That It Is My Fault That This Great Storm Has Come Upon You.”  13 Instead, The Men Did Their Best To Row Back To Land. But They Could Not, For The Sea Grew Even Wilder Than Before. 14 Then They Cried Out To The Lord, “Please, Lord, Do Not Let Us Die For Taking This Man’s Life. Do Not Hold Us Accountable For Killing An Innocent Man, For You, Lord, Have Done As You Pleased.” 15 Then They Took Jonah And Threw Him Overboard, And The Raging Sea Grew Calm.

He Should Have Drowned, It Should Have Been The End, But Grace Showed Up In The Form Of A Whale:

Jonah 1:17 (NIV) .. Now The Lord Provided A Huge Fish To Swallow Jonah, And Jonah Was In The Belly Of The Fish Three Days And Three Nights.

What Am I Saying? You Can’t Out Run God’s Grace.  Wherever You Go, Grace Is Going To  Come Looking For You.   

Illustration Of Moses:

Moses, When He Was A Young Man, Murdered A Man And Had To Flee For His Life, Spent Years On The Back Side Of The Desert; Looked Like He’d Missed His Destiny.  But 40 Years Later, Grace Came Looking For Him.  God Said, “Moses, I Have Not Forgotten About My Calling On Your Life.  You May Have Delayed It, But You Didn’t Cancel It; You’re Still Going To Fulfill  What I Put You Here To Do.”  

And Like Moses You May Have Made Choices That Have Delayed Your Destiny, But God Is Saying, “You Have Not Cancelled You Destiny, You Can Still Fulfill Your Purpose, Accomplish Your Dreams.” 

You Need To Get Ready, God Is Going To Bring Opportunities Back Across Your Path That You Missed Out On; You’re Going To Still Become Who God’s Created You To Be.

Illustration Of  A Pastor:

A Pastor Stopped By A Small Convenience Store One Evening To Pick Up Some Milk. There Was A Young Man In Line Behind Him That Was Buying Cigarettes And Alcohol. He Looked Very Disturbed. You Could Tell That He Was On Drugs. This Pastor Knew He Was Supposed To Reach Out To Him Talk To And Pray For Him, Encourage Him And He Was Going To Do It  After They Both Had Paid And Were Outside The Store But When The Clerk Turned His Back The Young Man Ran Out The Store Jumped In His Car And Sped Off.  He Stole Those Items.

The Pastor’s Family Was Waiting Near The Car And They Saw All This Take Place. They Said That He Went That Way In A Blue Car. This Pastor Felt So Compelled That He Had To Find That Man. They Got In The Car And Started Driving Looking For That Blue Car.

What Was That? Grace Looking For That Young Man, Tracking Him Down.

The Scripture Says:

Luke 19:10 (NLT)..10 For The Son Of Man Came To Seek And Save Those Who Are Lost.” [“Seek” Means To Go After, And To Save Those That Are Lost Seat Means To Go After To Pursue, To Track Down ]

About 20 Minutes Later One Of The Kids Said Dad There It Is. They Spotted The Blue Car And Another Grocery Store. The Pastor Went In To The Young Man.  He Had Another Basket Of Alcohol And Cigarettes. He Was Going To Steal Them Again. When He Saw The Pastor He Nearly Passed Out. The Pastor Said, “Young Man, God’s Hand Is On Your Life This Is Not The Way You’re Supposed To Be Living. You’re Better Than This. So Get Real Big.” The Young Man Asked, “Who Are You?” The Pastor Replied, ”I’m A Pastor Here In Town. God Sent Me To Track You Down To Let You Know You Have A Destiny To Fulfil”

He Began To Tremble And Tears Came Down His Cheeks. He Said I’m A Drug Addict. I’ve Gone Too Far. We Have Again And Again And Again But I Just Can’t Quit.

The Pastor Said Tonight Is Your Night. If You’re Willing To Walk Away The Power Of Those Addictions  Are Going To Be Broken. He Put The Cigarettes Back Put The Alcohol Away.

That Night Was His New Beginning. That Was His Turning Point.  Today He’s Totally Free Living A Clean, Sober Life

The Scripture Says:

John 3:16 (NIV)…16 For God So Loved The World

It Doesn’t Say, “God So Loved The Good People, People That Have It All Together,” No, God Loves People With Addictions, That Have Gotten Off Course, Made Mistakes;  His Grace Is Unrestrained.

Paul Said:

Romans 5:20 (NKJV)…20 … Where Sin Abounded, Grace Abounded Much More,

You Would Think The Further You Got Away From God, The Less Interested He Would Be, But It’s Just The Opposite;  God Leaves The 99 And Comes Searching For You.

  • When You Go The Wrong Way, Like Jonah, God’s Going To Send A Whale.
  • When You Get Off Course, God’s Going To Have Somebody Come Track You Down.
  • When You Make A Mess Of Your Life Like The Lady At The Well, God’s Going To Say, “I Must Go Through Samaria, Let You Know I Have A New Beginning.”

Illustration Of Older Gentleman:

I Read A Story About An Older Gentleman That Was On His Deathbed. He Was In A Small Hospital All Alone In The Foothills Of The Sierra Mountains In California. It Was Close To Midnight Just As He Was About To Pass One Of The Nurses Called Her Minister Father O’malley And Asked If He Would Come In Pray For The Man. There Was A Big Storm Taking Place Outside. Wind, Rain And  Streets Were Flooded. He Said He’d Get There As Quickly As He Could. What Should Have Been A 30 Minute Drive Took Him Over Two Hours. Father O’malley Showed Up At The Hospital Three O’clock In The Morning. The Nurse Said We Don’t Know Much About This Man. He Has No Family. No Friends Come To See Him.  He’s Been In And Out Of The Hospital The Last Two Years But He Won’t Open Up To Anyone. He Is  Not Friendly At All.  Father O’malley Went In And Said, “Hello Sir I Was Passing

By Tonight And I Thought I’d Stop In And See How You’re Doing.” The Man Said Very Angrily, “ You Weren’t Passing By 3 O’clock In The Morning. You Know I’m About To Die.  Father O’malley Prayed For Him For A Few Minutes. He Said, “So Anything You’d Like To Talk About- Anything You Need To Make Right.”

The Man Wouldn’t Say A Word. So Father O’malley Started Talking About The Big Storm Outside,  About The Football Season On And On. Eventually The Man Opened Up Joined In The Conversation About Three Hours Later Close To Day Break. He Said, “Father O’malley There Is One Thing I Have To Get Off My Chest. I’ve Never Told Anyone And It’s Haunted Me My Whole Life.” He Told He Had Worked As A Switchman At The Railroad His Whole Career. One Night 31 Years Earlier Here Two Days Before Christmas He And The Crew Were Drinking Heavily. There Was A Big Storm Outside That Night As Well,  A Lot Of Wind, Hardly Any Visibility.  They Needed Somebody To Go Out And Make The Switch For The Overnight Freight Train. He Was Drunk So He Volunteered To Do It. He Accidentally Hit The Wrong Button And That Freight Train Slammed Into A Passenger Car Killing A Young Couple And Their Two Daughters. He Said Nobody Has Ever Known What Really Happened That Night. He Said, “I Have Lived With The Guilt And The Shame. I Haven’t Ever Been Big Enough To Even Admit To The Family That It Was My Fault And To Tell Them How Sorry I Really Am.” There Was A Long Long Pause.  Father O’malley Eventually Gently Took The Man’s Hand And  Said, “Sir The People In That Car Were My Parents And My Sisters And If I Can Forgive You- You Can Be Certain God Forgives You As Well.”

What Is That?

Grace Came Looking For Him. That’s How Good God Is. Even When We Run Away God Runs To Us. Even When We Don’t Measure Up God Says That’s Ok I Forgive You Anyway

Well Melwyn, He Doesn’t Deserve It.  It Was His Fault.  He Brought The Trouble On Himself.

That’s What Grace Is All About.

You Can’t Earn It, You Don’t Have To Be Good Enough, It’s A Free Gift;  All You Have To Do Is Receive It.

Don’t Go Your Whole Lifetime Living Guilty, Condemned, Beating Yourself Up For Past Mistakes, Thinking That You Have To Pay God Back By Giving Up Your Peace, Joy, Happiness;  The Price Has Already Been Paid 2000 Years Ago.  It’s Not Our Goodness, It’s God’s Goodness;  God Has Made Us Worthy.

We Think, “God’s Never Going To Help Me, I Brought This Trouble On Myself,”

But Think Of It  As A Father;

Illustration Of My Daughter:

Imagine Our Daughter Hosanna. She Is  Five Years Old. I Hear Her Scream, “Daddy Come Help Me”.  I Look And See. There She’s Hanging From A Tree Branch-   Holding On For Dear Life.. If She Falls She’s Going To Get Hurt.

I Wouldn’t Say, “Hang On Hosanna, Let Me Think About How Good You’ve Been. Ruth Has Hosanna Been Cleaning Her Room?  Has She Been Doing Her Homework Studies?”

Dad Hurry Come Up With Just Seconds. Hosanna I Got To  Check Your Report Card. That Wouldn’t Even Enter Into My Mind. That’s My Daughter.I’m Gonna Do Anything I Can To Help Her.

That’s The Way Our Heavenly Father Is. Even When You Make The Mistake, Bring The Trouble On Yourself, God Is So Merciful, He Says, “I’ll Still Help You To Get Out”;

That’s Why It’s Called “Amazing Grace.”  You Don’t Deserve It, You Didn’t Earn It, It’s Just The Goodness Of God.

Illustration Of Zacchaeus:

Luke 19:1-6 (NIV)… Jesus Entered Jericho And Was Passing Through. A Man Was There By The Name Of Zacchaeus; He Was A Chief Tax Collector And Was Wealthy. He Wanted To See Who Jesus Was, But Because He Was Short He Could Not See Over The Crowd. So He Ran Ahead And Climbed A Sycamore-Fig Tree To See Him, Since Jesus Was Coming That Way.When Jesus Reached The Spot, He Looked Up And Said To Him, “Zacchaeus, Come Down Immediately. I Must Stay At Your House Today.” So He Came Down At Once And Welcomed Him Gladly.

They Had Never Met Before, But Jesus Knew His Name.  The Pharisees Got Very Upset.  They Couldn’t Understand Why Jesus Would Want To Associate With Zacchaeus, A Tax Collector;  

They Were Known For Being Dishonesty, Cheating People, Taking Advantage Of Them.  They Had A Bad Reputation.  They Thought If Jesus Was For Real, He Would Know He Was Going To Dinner With The Wrong Kind Of Person.

Luke 19:7 (NLT)…But The People Were Displeased. “He Has Gone To Be The Guest Of A Notorious Sinner,” They Grumbled.

Out Of All The People There That Day, Jesus Went Home With The Most Notorious Sinner.  This Didn’t Line Up With The Pharisees Theology;  They Thought That Jesus Would Rebuke Zacchaeus, Or At Least Ignore Him.  

But This Is Where Grace Shows Off;  Grace Comes To The Least Likely, To Those That Don’t Deserve It, That Have Made A Mess.  

Religion Says, “Stay Away, You’re Bad”; God Says, “I’m Coming To See You, I’m Going To  Make You Better.”  

Jesus Didn’t Preach To Zacchaeus. He Didn’t Criticize Him, He Simply Loved Him, Showed Him Mercy, Became His Friend.

Luke 19:1-10 (NIV)…But Zacchaeus Stood Up And Said To The Lord, “Look, Lord! Here And Now I Give Half Of My Possessions To The Poor, And If I Have Cheated Anybody Out Of Anything, I Will Pay Back Four Times The Amount.” Jesus Said To Him, “Today Salvation Has Come To This House, Because This Man, Too, Is A Son Of Abraham. 10 For The Son Of Man Came To Seek And To Save The Lost.”

He Changed His Ways, Not Because He Was Shamed Into It, But Because He Was Loved Into It

Romans 2:4 (NKJV)…… The Goodness Of God Leads You To Repentance

But Some People, All They’ve Heard About Is How Mad God Is At Them. How They Need To Do Better, How They Don’t Measure Up.

But When You Really Understand The Grace Of God, The Fact That God Is For You; Even If You’re A Most Notorious Sinner, God Isn’t Holding That Against You.  

If Jesus Were Here On Earth Today, He’d Say, “I Want To Come Over And Hang Out With You Today.”   Grace Is Looking For You. If You’ll Receive It, Quit Beating Yourself Up, Living Guilty And Condemned, Then You’ll Have The Power To Break Strongholds And Anything That’s Holding You Back.

Illustration Of An Adulterous Woman: 

John 8:3-11 (NKJV)..Then The Scribes And Pharisees Brought To Him A Woman Caught In Adultery. And When They Had Set Her In The Midst, They Said To Him, “Teacher, This Woman Was Caught In Adultery, In The Very Act. Now Moses, In The Law, Commanded Us That Such Should Be Stoned.  But What Do You Say?” This They Said, Testing Him, That They Might Have Something Of Which To Accuse Him…  He Raised Himself Up And Said To Them, “He Who Is Without Sin Among You, Let Him Throw A Stone At Her First.”… Then Those Who Heard It, Being Convicted By Their Conscience, Went Out One By One, Beginning With The Oldest Even To The Last. And Jesus Was Left Alone, And The Woman Standing In The Midst. 10 When Jesus Had Raised Himself Up And Saw No One But The Woman, He Said To Her, “Woman, Where Are Those Accusers Of Yours? Has No One Condemned You?” 11 She Said, “No One, Lord.”..And Jesus Said To Her, “Neither Do I Condemn You; Go And Sin No More.”

He Didn’t Say, “Go And Sin No More, Then I Won’t Condemn You. Lady  Get Your Act Together, Start Making Better Choices, Then I’ll Forgive You,” No, He Said, “I Don’t Condemn You, Now Go And Change You Ways.”

The Principle Is If People Feel Condemned, Berated, Told That They Don’t Measure Up,  Then They Don’t Change;

They Live Guilty, Feeling Bad About Themselves, Weighted Down By Life.  But When You Know You’re Not Condemned, God’s Not Holding Your Mistakes Against You, That God Is Saying, “I Want To Come To Your House, Be Your Friend.  Other People May Have Written You Off, But I Don’t Write You Off, I Know What You Have To Offer, How Amazing You Are,”  That’s When You’ll Have The Power To Really Change.

You May Have Made Mistakes, You’re Not Where You Want To Be, Those Accusing Voices, They’ll Remind You Of All Your Shortcomings, Everything That You’ve Done Wrong, But By Faith You’ve Got To Hear God Saying To You, “I Don’t Condemn You, I’m Not Holding Anything Against You, I’m Not Keeping A Record Of Your Mistakes.”

Friends, Grace Is Coming To You Today;

I Am Asking, “Will You Receive It, Shake Off The Guilt And Condemnation, Put Your Shoulders Back, Hold Your Head Up High?”

 Nothing You’ve Done Has Canceled Your Destiny.

Some Of You Are Kind of Down On Yourself, Focused On All The Ways That You Don’t Measure Up;

God Is Saying, “I Must Get To You And Let You Know;  My Mercy Is Bigger Than Any Mistake, I’m Not Interested In Your Past, I’m Interested In Your Future, You Are Forgiven, Redeemed, It’s Not The End, I Have A New Beginning, Your Best Days Are Still Out In Front Of You.”

Now You May Not Deserve This, You May Be The Least Likely;  That’s What Grace Is All About.  It’s Promiscuous, Unrestrained, It Goes To Anyone.

  • If You’ll Receive This Grace, God Will Do For You What He Did For Paul;  He Will Bless You In Spite Of Your Mistakes, He Will Still Make Something Great Of Your Life In Spite Of Your Past.
  • Like Jonah, Even When You Bring The Trouble On Yourself, God Will Be There To Help You Get Out.
  • Like With The Young Man With Addictions, God Is Going To Track Down Your Loved Ones, Your Relatives That Are Off Course, Set Them Free, Cause Them To Fulfill Their Destinies.

I Believe And Declare “ Grace Is Coming Our Way”.

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