Posts Tagged ‘reconciled to God’

Word of Encouragement-Grace

May 26th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Grace.

To be in God’s grace is to have God’s favor. For those who have sinned against God, we don’t deserve God’s grace, but out of God’s abundant goodness and love for us, He gives His grace to bless us.

Grace is a gift to be received, not a paycheck to be earned. The life-saving impact of grace is highlighted for us in Ephesians 2:8. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

And Romans 3:22 says, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement through the shedding of his blood-to be received by faith.”

That is what the death and resurrection of Jesus was all about-to offer the gift of grace to sinners like us, so that we might be redeemed, restored, and reconciled to Him.

Find encouragement in receiving the gift of God’s grace in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

Eye on Integrity-Ambassador for Christ

October 31st, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Second Corinthians 5:19 and 20.

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

God is calling His followers to be agents for peace. The ultimate peacemaking mission is to share the good news of hope and salvation through faith in Jesus. We can be credible messengers of this Gospel by being active in sharing our faith, and representing Jesus in our character and conduct.

His peace in our lives can be an influence for peace in the world for the glory of God.

Walking as an ambassador for Christ is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk