Amazing Grace

I’ve been thinking about grace. God’s grace. Good thoughts. Not sure why grace has been so much on my mind, but I suppose it has much to do with my constant need for it. Maybe you can relate.

We worshipped Sunday morning at Winthrop Street Baptist Church in Taunton. Pastor Baeckel preached from Lamentations 3: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end!” Sweet. Good news indeed for a wretch like me.

Why would a holy God pour out His love upon a rebel? Why would He welcome home a wayward child? Why would my Heavenly Father choose to see even me through the lens of the accomplished, finished, saving work of His spotless, sinless Son? Grace.

Delight in it, Beloved. Grace.

I see it in our Lord’s good provision for us. Daily. I see it in His eternal promises. I see it in His gospel. I see it at the cross where Jesus died. I even see it in God’s loving discipline of you and me. Grace.

I see grace in our Savior’s resurrection. He lives! He lives! He lives! For those of us who are trusting in Christ alone, it’s Easter every day.

hydrangeasI see abundant grace in the hydrangeas of a New England July. (This is a shot from Eileen’s sister’s backyard.) A gloriously and meticulously adorned sanctuary if you’ll choose to see it. A wee taste of heaven. The varying colors from white to deep purple blooms reflect the acidity of the surrounding soil.

Jesus taught us about soil. The soil is everything. Is the soil of your heart ready for a new work of Christ’s amazing grace?

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10 comments on “Amazing Grace
  1. Judy Sheppard says:

    Family matters intertwined with Bill buying a business for his step-son (my only child) and his wife (now divorced), resulting in a substantial monetary loss to Bill. In addition, the pain of the divorce of two 40’s “children”, naturally results in pain for our grandchildren. I’m a “fixer” and this has given Satan a target —- me. My emotions are shot. The answer: exactly what you have written. Why should Jesus lavish grace on me? Because of HIM, and His great love for His broken child.

    Bill and I are so eager for you to come. Just a peek at your teaching through “Moore to Life” makes us thirst for more of Moore.

  2. David says:

    Amazing as Grace is the opportunity God gives us to share Grace is amazing, and letting God use you to disciple smoemone in His Grace is astonishing.

  3. jim & jeanie watson says:

    What a blessing!!!! What a beautiful back yard? God’s abundant and amazing grace is around us everywhere, the flowers on the ground and the birds in the air. All you have to do is open your eyes and His grace is all around. Looking forward to your arrival to FBC.

  4. Lisa Wilkins says:

    Pastor Charles, We are awaiting your much anticipated arrival. The Wilkins Family

  5. Lynn Purington says:

    “Grace, grace, God’s grace,
    Grace that is greater than ALL our sin!”

    Nothing more to say, for He has done it ALL!!

    God bless, Lynn Purington

  6. Kent Buchanan says:

    Charles, grace has been on my mind lately too. I have decided I cannot fathom God’s grace. It overwhelms me! The Word says that we were alienated and yet He took the initiative and condenscended to lavish us with grace. Unfortunately, I need constant reminding that I all I can earn without him is death. My just wages! He does not owe me grace because of who I am or what I’ve done. He is God. I am not. He is obligated only to give me justice. Thank You Lord for Mercy! Thank You for Grace!
    Great Blog! Thanks.

  7. Linda Hart says:

    Have enjoyed your vacation vicariously through your blog (I said that like I know what a blog is!)…even so, it has been nice to see some of your trip through our new pastor’s eyes! Looking forward…The Harts

  8. John Wood says:

    Dear Pastor Moore,

    Thank you for your incredible words on GRACE. Everyone anticipates your arrival at FBC, Paducah. We pray for you daily as you prepare for this new assignment God has given you.

    I am in Kiev and Moscow, July 10-24, but my arms of prayer are around you and your precious family.

    Please be assured of our prayers and interest in all you do.

    Your Partner in Ministry,
    John Wood

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  10. Janice Connor says:

    Pastor Charles, The following scripture verses are two of my favorite ones on God’s grace.
    John 1:16, “And of his fulness have all we received and grace for grace.” He gives to us endless and inexhaustible grace. How awesome!

    Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” He invites us to come to His “throne of grace”.

    Look forward to your family being at FBC.
    Janice Connor

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