Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Yes, of the Gentiles also

Continuing with Romans 3:28-29:
For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also.
All are justified. Everyone. What does that mean for us? Well, I for one think it is good news. If all are justified, then so am I. 

In Sunday school, we talked about boundaries. Do we like to draw boundaries? Do we like to say, "God love me; I'm not so sure about you. Look at the way you live and act? God can't love you."

The truth is, God is the God of the Gentiles, also. God is the God of all, and that ought to change the way we treat people.

Pastor Terry ending the service today with a benediction that ended with, "We take ourselves to you and allow you to change us so that we can love the way you do." That's the good news. We are loved so that we will love the way God loves. God loves everyone. And it's a good thing, too, because we are the (metaphorical) gentiles.



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