Charis – God’s Scandalous Grace for Us: (A Quote from the Book): “God loves you because of who He is and because of what Christ has done. Whether you are depressed, suicidal, underweight, overweight, good-looking, ugly, dumb, smart, popular, socially rejected, happily married, divorced, physically fit, physically disabled, funny, dull – whether you are Judah or Joseph, Gomer or a Proverbs 31 woman – you have won the heart of God because you are human. God doesn’t save people who have it all together. He saves whores, prostitutes, porn stars, Bible college professors, and stay-at-home housewives who wear head coverings in church, because God loves to create righteousness out of nothing.
We are all vile sinners, addicted to the muck and sludge of our own depravity; we are victims beaten down by other people’s depravity. We are therefore walking magnets for God’s scandalous grace.”
Table Talk: Do you believe that God sent Jesus Christ to save you from the worst of your sins, the worst of yourself, and the worst of what you desire to have from the world? He did. God sent Christ to be a propitiation for your sins, my sins – our sins (1 John 2:2). There is no state or stain that cannot be touched by the blood of Christ.
Table Talk Discussion Question: What does scandalous grace mean to you, especially when you consider the state from which you have been delivered from?
Table Talk Charis Challenge: Read Preston Sprinkle’s book from cover to cover and share your thoughts with The Phone Tree Bible Study Group. Those who read the book and submit a review or comment by October 1, 2014 will be entered into a special mystery gift giveaway. (A random winner will be announced on Saturday, October 4, 2014.)
Prayer: Father, praise Your name! Your grace is a gift beyond compare. Thank You for it. We are grateful. We are appreciative. We are humbled. We are in awe. May we glorify You even more for who You are and for what You have done and continue to do. 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