WPC Warm Up, June 19, 2017
Both Abraham and Hagar knew and relied on God's grace. As Christians today, we hear about God's grace, but do we really live by it? Instead many of us are burdened by guilt and are trying hard to avoid sinning. While it may be true about guilt, Paul calls upon us to live by grace. This is the meaning of being baptized into Christ. We need to understand at our deepest level the challenge of living in God's grace. Martin Luther long ago advised his friend to "sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ more boldy."