When Grace Falls Like Rain – Grace or Gifts?
When you look for God working in the church, or outside of the church, what is it exactly that you are looking for? Believe it or not, God reveals God’s self through his followers. Don’t forget that God has given US his Spirit. So it would stand to reason that if the Spirit lives in us, then God does his best work in and through US. What we see as ‘special abilities’, or supernatural phenomena is the grace of God, or God’s undeserved favour moving through one person to another.
This Weeks Teaching
You’ve heard it said that we each have a spiritual gift, a gift given to each person to build up the church. But are we really understanding the instruction that Paul was giving in his letters? What if the Spirit pours out grace…and all we have to do is make ourselves available to receive that grace (gift) to give to others? Droplets of grace falling from God…to us…to one another!