Daily Devotional

FRIDAY SERVICE:

Identity Teen Service
The Lighthouse
4338 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

7:30PM

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THURSDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study

The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:00PM

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SUNDAY SERVICES:

Worship Services
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

9:30AM, 11:30AM, & 1:30PM

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SUNDAY SERVICE:

Worship Service
The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:30AM

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TUESDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study
ICE Theater
3330 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60624

7:00PM

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"He...saw...evidence of the grace of God."    |  November 24, 2014  |  READ: Ac 11:23 NIV

EVIDENCE OF GOD'S GRACE

               
  
 Where there's grace, there's growth.  And where there's growth, there's clear evidence of it.  The church at Jerusalem sent Bamabas to the church at Antioch, and "when he arrived and saw...evidence of the grace of God, he was glad."  As believers, we should be growing in "grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior" (2Pe 3:18 NIV).  And there should be evidence of it!  When you accept Christ, He "[equips] you with everything good for doing his will" (Heb 13:21 NIV); you become " a new creation...old thing have gone;  everything is made new!" (2Co 5:17 NCV).  Grace makes you more caring and compassionate, and less critical and judgmental.  It makes you slow to speak and quick to consider the other person's point of view.  You're less likely to react in anger when things don't go your way, and more likely to put the good of others ahead of your own. (See 1Co 10:24).  John Walker says: "When you become a believer your role changes.  You no longer have the job of looking out for your own interests; you job is to represent the interests of Jesus.  You are the face of Jesus; showing up in the lives of others on His behalf...in hospitals...at funerals...at weddings...across the table as you share coffee with a friend...You're on the job for Jesus, and the more you serve others in love, the more you'll influence them toward Christ."  Paul wrote, "Though I am free...I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible" (1Co 9:19 NIV).  That's what it's all about!