“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
“Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen” – 2 Peter 3:18 NLT
Peter tells the churches to grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus. But what is grace? “Grace” is a very churchy word that we use often, we consider God’s grace one of the basics of Christian faith and life, but what does it mean? Why is grace so essential to the Christian Life? And how does that relate to other practices of the Christian faith? Maybe we need to go back to some basics!
When I went back to seminary for the second time, I was glad I did not have to retake courses such as church history 101. However, with the Bible Classes, although I did not have to retake Old Testament 101 or New Testament 101, I was happy to review, and to make sure I still knew the important basics, so I could stay on track! When you learn a new sport, it’s best to begin with the basics, with the fundamentals of the game. And it’s important to review the basics regularly. Read more Back to Basics: Discipleship 101