Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
God loves you so much He gave the heart of His own Son for you. The reason He did it was grace. You will never understand the Bible unless you understand it is a story of grace. Grace is simply God giving to us what we do not deserve. In this message, Dr. Merritt joyfully explains that it's all about God's grace, and how we can respond in generosity and gratitude, as the New Testament church did.
"God created this world but He didn't have to. God created you but He didn't have to. God sent His son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins, but He did not have to. God offers every person an opportunity to receive eternal life and go to heaven, but He doesn't have to." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.