“So Paul and Barnabas spent a lot of time there. They spoke boldly for the Lord. He gave them the ability to do signs and wonders. In this way the Lord showed that they were telling the truth about his …

“No! We believe we are saved through the grace of our Lord Jesus. The Gentiles are saved in the same way.”

— Acts 15:11 NIRV

     

 

The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church defines Grace …

So he gave us new life because of what Christ has done. He gave us life even when we were dead in sin. God’s grace has saved you. — Ephesians 2:5 NIRV

 

 

Saving grace shows God’s love by …

We would like to introduce to you to this week’s devotion writer Mary Lefebvre. She will be writing on the topic of grace. The following is an introduction written by Mary: “During my years at AFUMC, I have participated in …

“I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But …

“He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. …

“He said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider …

“Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, …

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; …

‘And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received …

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