When you rest God goes to work, if you work then God rests. We are looking at what it means not just to listen to the message of grace but how do you build your life around grace? What are the foundations for us as a church family? Phil Glasgow & Gary Thompson are members of the Board of Exchange and this week they both took time to explain WHY these foundations are so important. Meeting together on Sundays and investing our lives into the mission of grace - 2 great foundations to start with. This will encourage you and help you to see how you too can build your life around grace in a very practical way.
When you rest God works. If you work then God rests. Christians and non christians alike live life with the burden of results on their shoulders. In the covenant of Grace we are not lazy but rather the we learn how allow the Holy Spirit direct our activity. We can be busy but with a sense of purpose, joy and lightness rather than stress. This is a talk primarily about the future of Exchange Church and what the Lord has been saying to us but the application from the book of Nehemiah will inspire you to rest in the grace of Jesus!
What does a person fully alive really look like? Is it even possible to live whole or is there always a cost? Some Christians get funny about blessing? We have all seen the distortions of blessing in some sections of the church but does that change who God is and what He says about how he wants to bless you? Grace will give you a way of reaching people that law & rules never will. That is the way that God intended it from the very beginning. Learn to receive God's best for you and the world will see Jesus - that is more than money!
You are living right now in a generation that is marked by grace and not judgement. God so loves you. In the story of Benjamin we see that if we will trust in the promise of God we will see increase & favour - if we rush and compete with others there is only struggle. What are you seeing in your life and do you want to live in rest and see the blessing of God unfold around you? This is a powerful talk on the story of Jacob's wives - Leah & Rachel. In that tale we see the 2 covenants of law & grace in play and how it shows us how we must only be found in grace.