"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Sunday, July 26, 2015

SOS ~ GRACE ... DAY 40

DAY 40
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Week 6

"Ripple Effects of Grace"

DAYS 36-42

  • Day 36: Grace Fuel
  • Day 37: Giving Grace
  • Day 38: Freedom Fighter
  • Day 39: Group Grace
  • Day 40: Grace Frees Me To Be Honest
  • Day 41: Grace To Disagree
  • Day 42: Saying Grace
{sorry but these devotions are no longer available online so I removed the links; see my note}

    from the book
    God's Word

    " So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,  
    continue to live your lives in Him,..."
    Colossians 2:6

    Day 40

    "Grace Frees Me to Be Honest"

    1 Corinthians 15:9-11

    [I do realize without being able to read the devotion for this that it makes the questions more of a challenge and perhaps out of context without knowing what preceded them, but try if you can or just respond to the Bible reading with the title in mind, if that helps guide your thoughts or answers.] 

    This devotion retells a fascinating story from David Seamand's book "Healing Grace" of a fighter in the resistance movement in WWII named Stypulkowski  (in"The Polish Underground")maybe you've heard it or are aware of it. 
    "When you truly realize that everything you have is by God’s grace, you’ll find the courage for total honesty about your shortcomings and needs, and experience healing grace.
    But how does grace help me navigate the often prickly personalities and hot controversies I encounter everyday? That’s a great, often forgotten ripple effect of grace that we’ll look at tomorrow (Day 41)."

    Discussion Questions

    "Do you tend to be self-defensive or secretive about your shortcomings? Why or why not?

    Why is it important for your personal character growth for you to understand that all you have, you have by the grace of God?

    Thank God today for all you have by the grace of God — take a few minutes to specifically list in prayer some of the blessings for which
    you are grateful."

    TLC Sermons:
    6. Grace-Inspired Change
    7. How Grace Changes Me
    8. The Panorama of Grace

    Praying for 
    the GRACE that frees us 
    to be honest
    the healing that comes

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