Me, Myself, and I: Grace

Recently, someone in my microchurch admitted they were selfish and didn’t know how to break out of it.  Selfishness is more widespread than we believe…

This week, we’ve looked at how selfishness shows up in our culture, our busyness, and our problems.

Let’s take a break and reflect on the grace of God.

We must admit that selfishness is a huge weakness–a sinful weakness.  At the very core of selfishness is sin.  Selfishness is a form of self-idolatry.  When we’re selfish, we worship self over God.

Thank God for grace.

Jesus’ death and resurrection are more than enough to forgive us of our selfishness.  They’re also more than enough to break the chains of selfishness that bind us and keep us from living the life Jesus has called us to live:  a counter-cultural life that oozes sacrificial love, that thinks of self last, that puts our wants and desires on the back burner, that takes advantage of opportunities to reflect and imitate Jesus, that involves taking big risks with our faith, that redeems our time and places we find ourselves.  God’s grace is more than enough to forgive us, restore us, transform us, and inspire us to live the Jesus life–a selfless life.

On Monday, we’ll get practical, looking at ways to break the chains of selflessness.

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About Aaron

Aaron is a follower of Jesus. He's married to his smokin' hot wife Laura and is the father of three adorable girls. He enjoys a robust cigar, a complex root beer, a good movie, writing, football, thought-provoking books, and rousing discussions about subjects you're not supposed to talk about (like theology and politics). Religious people irritate him (because he once was one). He's on a quest to find the perfect dry rub and sauce for ribs.
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