Friday, April 17, 2015

Week 1: Friday

Whew....We Made It!  Friday!

What a great week.  I hope it was filled with learning and God's Grace.  Speaking of grace,  in chapter 2 of Keep It Shut (pp. 38-39), Karen explains the concept of grace and gracious speech as taught in the Bible.  Does the clever way her husband was taught to remember just was grace is (G.R.A.C.E.= God's Riches At Christ's Expense) help your understanding?  Or does it equip you to better explain it to someone else?  How?  Share in the comment box below.

As we close out our week one study, Look up the following Bible passages.  Contemplate how it speaks to the concept of having gracious speech.

  • Proverbs 145:8
  • Proverbs 15:26
  • Proverbs 16:21
  • Proverbs 16:24
  • Ecclesiastes 10:12
  • Colossians 4:6
Have a great weekend everyone!  Next week's overview will come out on Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. I appreciated that GRACE was explained that way. We are people who respond to what has been done to us. We retaliate and feel justified in it (like the post says from the other day) if someone wrongs us. And we are drawn to those who treat us nicely. It's our nature to respond that way. So to think of GRACE this way (AT CHRIST'S EXPENSE) isn't just to think of it as God being nice to us when we don't deserve it. It means it literally cost God something. It cost Christ's rejection & brutal punishment & death. That's a lot more than just being nice. So it is a great reminder in keeping the depth of what God did for us before our eyes as we live our daily lives. "Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." - 1 John 4:11.