A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

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Preparing the Way – Looking to the Eternal

Isaiah 40_06-08 We talk much about “hope” during the advent season, but the world offers little true hope – only vague uncertainties. But in this passage we find hope for in it we are reminded of that which is eternal – which is therefore of great importance. The stuff of the flesh – people and all other created matter – is impermanent.…

Lost Stuff

Luke 15:1-10 In the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin we are reminded that, 1) Jesus loves the lost unashamedly, that people knew it and that he did so even though they did not deserve it.; 2) Jesus seeks the lost and; 3) Jesus rejoices when the lost are found. We are called to join with Jesus in all…

Thanksgiving (Every) Day

1 Chronicles 16:8-36 In this song of praise and thanksgiving, offered upon the arks arrival in Jerusalem – we learn much about giving thanks. First we are reminded that the recipient of our thanksgiving is first and foremost the holy, great, and glorious covenant-keeping God. Secondly we learn that the chief reason for thanksgiving is his marvelous works – works centered on…

An Invitation from the King

Luke 14:15-24 In this parable we learn that Christ has invited us to a luscious feast in his kingdom, but in order to partake of it we need to accept his invitation (to faith and discipleship). Jesus has done all that is needed – the feast is free, but costly. In addition, those who have accepted his invitation are now his servants…