How Sweet the Sound

  • What is Grace? Common definition- “unmerited, undeserved favor”
    • “that which brings delight & pleasure”  – anything that makes God smile
    • Grace is in an unusual category of N/V words-(both nouns & verbs) Love, Joy, Hope, and Faith – both a ‘thing’ and something you ‘do’

Sweeter than the sound of SIN
* Where sin abounded-there was always more grace!  Contrast… Taylorsville Lake//Pacific, graffiti//God’s finger writing on wall, to the moon//to the sun, Glass//Diamonds, Human//God, natural//divine
* Grace is the answer to sin & sins ailments (guilt, shame, bitterness)

Sweeter than the sound of LAW Gal. 3:24
* Given for us to know how sinful we really are
* Do’s/Don’ts – Thou shalt‘s / thou shalt-nots

Sweeter than the sound of Works Romans 11:6
* Attempts at obedience/accordance of the law…effort to enter into God’s “good graces”
* Many of our founding fathers were Puritans
– “a person with a haunting fear that someone, somewhere is happy…” & the need (felt) to do something to enter into their happiness
* Legalism-attempt to live up to the law (or keep others under it) with the reward being Grace – (God’s pleasure or yours)

* A Must-Read for Further Study about Grace:  Babbette’s Feast * by Karen Blexen
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