The Grace Plan
Well, God has given us another plan. That was called Plan 1, the performance plan. We will put a “P” there. Let’s talk about plan 2. Plan 2 is the “G” plan. That is the Grace Plan. I have got to have grace, and so do you. What is grace? It’s unmerited favor. I don’t deserve it, after my best day. You don’t deserve it. No one here deserves it.
Mother Theresa she does not deserve it. She is a sinner. Billy Graham? He is a sinner as well. You know I am. Bruce Levinson? Sinner. We are all sinners. Here a sinner, there a sinner, everywhere a sin-sinner. The Grace plan. What did God do? Because God loved us, what did God do? He took the initiative and he sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for all of our sin, for all of our junk and funk, for all of our strike outs, and for all of our errors.
Jesus has built a bridge to God. So, let me draw a big cross covering that sin. The work has been done. I hope that you did not miss that. The work is “done.”Religion and the performance plan is spelled “do.” I have to do this and do that and do this and do that. And, hopefully, somehow I can appease a holy God. But, sorry, the math does not work. I still fall short.Christianity, the “G Plan,” is spelled “d-o-n-e.” When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, right before he breathed his last breath, what did he say? “It is finished”.I did not deserve it and nether did you. And now God offers us this slam dunk deal. Again, can you think of any good reason why not to take this deal? Seriously, is there a down side?
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