“Only By Grace Alone!” (Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12)

DS - Rev. Julia Yim, January 6, 2019
Part of the Epiphany series, preached at a Sunday service

God seems to do whatever it takes to reach out to and embrace all people. God announces the birth of the Messiah to shepherds through angels on Christmas, to Magi via a star on Epiphany, and to the political and religious authorities of God’s own people through visitors from the East. From a manger, where a child lies wrapped in bands of cloth, God’s reach, God’s embrace in Christ Jesus, gets bigger and bigger and bigger. God’s radical grace is wondrously frightening. Apostle Paul had a full grasp of God’s grace—of God’s unrelenting grace for him: Paul writes, “This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given to me for you.”

Tags: #grace #God #Christ

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