Grace & Peace to you! Grace & Peace is Paul’s message to the Ephesians & now almost 2000 years later to us. Why?
We were created for relationship with God & with people.
We were created to live full, rich , purposeful lives.
We were caged, unable to be & do all that we were designed to be & do.
Grace & Peace Frees Us To Live With Passion-Purpose-Peace
For Though Your Heart Was Once
Filled With Darkness,
Now You Are Full of Light
From The Lord.
Your Life Shows It
This Light Within You Produces
Only What Is Good & Right &True.
Zoe is the greek word for life. We are called to zoe!
We are called to live full, rich purposeful lives.
Zoe is the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animated
Zoe is meant to be an absolute fullness of life which belongs to God & empowered by Him .
It is life that is real and genuine. An active and vigorous life, devoted to God.
It is a blessed life proportionate to our trust in Jesus.
It starts on earth but is meant to last forever.
Passion is putting more energy into something than is required to do it.
Passion is more than just enthusiasm or excitement.
Passion is ambition that is materialized into action .
Passion puts as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible.
Purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
Peace is freedom from disturbance; a quiet/tranquility, mental calm, the cessation of war or violence, the freedom from disorder, dispute or dissension.
Peace is freedom from anxiety.
Making peace means to re-establish friendly relations. We have friendship with God, others & ourselves.
Passion- Purpose- Peace
Gifts From God.
They Are The Expression Of Grace.
They Demonstrate God’s Active Involvement
With Us Moment by Moment
Grace Supply’s Everything
We Need For Life & Godliness
2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given us everything we need for life & godliness through our knowledge of him who has called us by his own glory & goodness. (NIV)
As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory & goodness (NLT)
Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally & intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! (MSG)
• Grace is the active expression of God’s Love.
• Grace empowers us to choose rightly in what seem to be the most choiceless of situations.
• It does not and will not determine that choice.
• Grace influences our innermost being,
• Grace brings our character into agreement with the very character of God
• This is an intimate acquaintance of our will with God’s will; our spirit with God’s Spirit
• It is a miracle of God’s presence perfecting our personal transformation.
• Grace is freedom that conforms us from within.
• Legalism is bondage that constrains us from without
God’s Secret Plan
God had a secret plan . A plan made by the Father & Jesus before the world was even created. A plan dependent on Jesus’ coming to earth.
The plan would take dead people & raise them from the dead along with Christ Jesus .
You Are God’s Masterpiece .
He Created You Anew
To Do The Good Things
He Planned For You long ago.
You Are Uncaged !
You Are Set Free!
Set free to become all that you were designed to be and do.
Set free to live with passion, purpose & peace
Set free to zoe – live a full rich life empowered by Holy Spirit.
Masterpiece of God!