The Gospel – Grace – Is For Everyone!

Philip Yancey, in his book, “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” tells a story about a time when a Minister in Chicago was counseling a prostitute. The prostitute had been renting out her daughter for kinky sex with men.
After she emptied her heart to the Minister, he asked her if she had thought about going to a church for help?
She replied, “Church? No they would only make me feel more guilty.”
And, the truth is, she may be right. We Christians talk about grace a lot but when it comes to practice it, we don’t always do so well. But, the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about grace… for everyone.
In Acts 11, there was a time when the apostle Peter shared the gospel with some Gentiles (non-Jews). These people gladly received the gospel and were converted. But this was a major step for the early church… the gospel going to Gentiles.
Peter went back to Jerusalem to tell the leaders of the church what had happened and he didn’t know how they would respond. But, after sharing his story, the Bible says, “When the others heard this, they stopped objecting and began praising God. They said, ‘We can see that God has also given the Gentiles the privilege of repenting of their sins and receiving eternal life.'” (Acts 11:18).
The gospel is for everyone.. regardless of race… regardless of background. It’s for every one.
It’s for the prostitute who is trying to turn her life around.
It’s for the drug addict who needs help with their addiction.
It’s for the person who has broken the law and feels lower than low but needs help.
It’s for the teenager who got pregnant.
The gospel is for everyone! There are no limitations. It’s not our job to determine who gets the gospel… it’s our job to share it… to tell the story of Jesus. And that is that anyone.. ANYONE… can be forgiven of their sins and converted!
Praise the Lord for grace!

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