Chester: Communities of Grace

Tim Chester has a great post over at Resurgence on Communities of Grace vs. Communities of Performance that is worth your time to read.  The concluding paragraph:

Imagine such a church for a moment. Here’s Andrew: he sometimes uses porn because he struggles to find refuge in God. Here’s Pauline: she sometimes has panic attacks because she struggles to believe in the care of her heavenly Father. Here’s Abdul: he sometimes loses his temper because he struggles to believe that God is in control. Here’s Georgina: she sometimes has bouts of depression because she struggles to believe God’s grace. When they come together, they accept one another and celebrate God’s grace towards each other. They rejoice that they are all children of God through the work of Christ. And they remind one another of the truths each of them needs to keep going and to change. It’s a community of grace, a community of hope, a community of change.

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~ by toddbumgarner on April 15, 2009 6:49 am.

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