Grace to You

Grace to You
Passion for God - Passion for People
Discipling, Serving & Growing Together in Christ
March 10, 2017

"So Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Alas, this people has sinned a great sin. They have made for themselves gods of gold. 32 But now, if you will forgive their sin—but if not, please blot me out of your book that you have written." Exodus 32:31-32


Lent is a season of repentance and personal reflection. A season in the church year we are encouraged to take account of our spiritual health and prepare our lives to again remember and celebrate the great events of God’s redeeming love demonstrated to us through Christ’s death and resurrection.

Israel had experienced the great miracle of God’s redemption. God had only weeks before, miraculously freed His people Israel from centuries of bondage in Egypt. The Children of Israel had personally witnessed God’s love and power as He moved in history to set them free. Now, as they stood as a people at Mt. Sinai they prepared to hear directly from the voice of God. At Sinai Israel would meet with and worship God. This was the very reason God had set them free.” I will be your God and you will be my people. “I will walk in the midst of you”. (Exodus 6:7 Leviticus 26:12)

But something went terribly wrong. Israel like us, chose instead to worship and give their hearts to lesser gods. Gods that were not gods at all. Obviously, God was heartbroken and angry with His people. . Moses was also heartbroken and angry, but something amazing happens. Moses prays and pleads with God to have mercy and forgive His people Israel. If this is not possible, Moses pleads, then blot me out of your book of life. Destroy me, but please spare and forgive your people.

The heart of Moses, reflects the heart of God. Moses is a prophetic pre-picturing of Christ’s atoning sacrifice. What good news we have to celebrate! “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,” ( I Peter 3:18).

_________________________________________

Ladies we invite you to Coffee with a Difference on St. Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17th - 9:15 to 11:15 am. We offer you a delightful time of: Christian Fellowship, Inspiring Speakers, Uplifting Music and Enjoyable Refreshments. Treat yourself to a refreshing, relaxing and rejuvenating time!

Men's Breakfast is on Saturday, March 18 - 8:00 am. The speaker is Artin Kazarians, our own Director of Student Ministries at GRACE and his topic is “Testimony & Teaching.”