Charis – God’s Scandalous Grace for Us: (A Quote from the Book): “Our word grace has been overused and abused. It has lost its luster, its richness, its…charis. Perhaps through overuse, grace has become another nice term dumped into our worn-out bag of Christian lingo. We say grace before meals, include grace in gospel presentations, and slap the word grace on the names of churches. But if we never hug a harlot, befriend a beggar, or forgive our enemy seventy times seven, then we confess grace with our lips but mock it with our lives.”
Table Talk: Grace is so much more than a word. It is love in action. It is functional faith. It is a blessing and a gift meant for the one who feels most unworthy or who acts most unbecoming. We are to extend it to our fellow man just as it has been extended to us.
Table Talk Discussion Question: Do you gift grace freely to all those you come in contact with (whether you feel they are deserving or not)?
Table Talk Charis Challenge: Research the depth of meaning behind Luke 19:10.
Prayer: Father, grace is such a precious gift that You grant to us daily. No matter our state, You offer it in abundance. Help us to appreciate it and not to take it for granted. Teach us to extend the gift to others, without thought or reservation. In the name of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
To Read an Excerpt from This Book: Charis – God’s Scandalous Grace for Us by Preston Sprinkle