This week we begin a new journey into the world of “Amazing Grace.” Nathan and I will be turning the searchlight of Scripture onto this vast subject with the goal of encouraging you with God’s promise and practice of loving us beyond our wildest dreams. We will define terms, clarify expectations and give examples of people just like you and me who were truly transformed by God’s grace. Our hope is that we can see ourselves in these messages and be motivated not only to accept this remarkable gift but learn how to share it with others as we navigate this broken-down world.
It would be so encouraging to see the Eastview family turn out in full force and experience this journey together. We all need it and we all have access to it. The Apostle Paul who learned first hand about grace tells us in Romans 5:17-19 that “For if, by the trespass of the one man,(Adam) death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. 18 Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
We may never get our minds around that truth completely but we sure are going to try. And as we do our hearts will be changed as well.