Gospel Music

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

grace-or-obedience

Key Bible Verse: For [God] raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6)

Dig Deeper: Ephesians 2:1-7

Union with Christ is the song we need to recover and hear today as the heart of the gospel.

The song of grace without union with Christ becomes impersonal, a cold calculus that can leave you cynical. The song of discipleship without union with Christ becomes joyless duty; a never-ending hill that can leave you exhausted.

To the imposters, who are a million different people from one day to the next, to the frustrated idealists who can’t change their mould-that’s right you can’t. But when the life of God comes into your life, he can, and he promises that he will (Rev. 21:5).

Union with Christ holds together what so many of us are struggling to hold together. It allows us to sing of a grace that asks nothing of us to love us-amazing grace– but at the same time, demands everything from us-my soul, my life, my all.

– Rankin Wilbourne in Union with Christ


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