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Growing in Grace

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

profileAs I grew up – I began to look and act (at times) like my father.  People said we looked alike.  I was named after him.  I was his eldest son.  I prided myself in being my dad’s son.

Another person I tried to emulate – I they have video of me doing it – is Boog Powell.  I had a first baseman’s glove.  I practiced bouncing a ball off the chimney and when all of my balls went down the hill I played with an invisible ball (I made all the stops with that one).  He was my favorite player growing up.  I still enjoy seeing him at Boog’s Barbecue and the ball yard when I go.

Jesus tells us that we are to follow His example.  Paul even tells us to follow him as he follows Christ.  Jesus’ example was to show grace – to show love – to live His life in such a way that He reflected His Father.  At the Last Supper He washed His disciples’ feet – a task that only the lowest servant would do in a normal household.  He humbled Himself and told His disciples –John 13:15 – I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Continue reading

October 16, 2013 Posted by | Church, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Outreach, Personal | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

   

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