Extending Grace: helping the hurting
If we are to genuinely grow in grace, then we will find that engaging in the community is vitally important. Cornerstone seeks to embrace the Katy community, rather than create a fortress to protect ourselves against it. In the Old Testament, the prophets forbid the use of yeast because it was likened to the way sin works in a person’s life. A little yeast ends up attaching itself and growing within an entire batch of dough. Hence, it serves as a warning to watch out for even the little sins. But Jesus turns this analogy around and likens yeast to the Kingdom of God. It starts out small but grows until it fills the whole earth. God’s kingdom is ever growing. Our eyes need to be looking outward rather than inward. The change in analogy could only happen when sin itself was defeated, and Christ accomplished this defeat. It is as the Kingdom grows (through the means of our extending grace) that sin in us is more and more put to death and we grow more and more free to be as God desires. Extending grace is vital part of being a healthy Church.
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