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'n lewe wat IETS BETEKEN | 30/08/2016

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Cycle of Grace…Acceptance

Cycle of Grace…Acceptance
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10:00 & 19:00 | Dewaldt de Kock

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Returning to the story of Jesus’ baptism, we see this dynamic of God’s acceptance at work. Jesus did not interpret what he received at his baptism-affirmation as God’s Beloved- as just for him but for all. His life became a continuous outpouring of the acceptance he had been given. His acceptance became manifest in Jesus’ listening to those who felt forgotten, welcoming the outcast and the stranger, and healing people- even on the Sabbath! Jesus reflected God’s acceptance of him and mirrored that to others. The grace that Jesus received became grace for all. Or as it says in scripture, “From his fullness, we have all received, grace upon grace” (John 1:16)  - Trevor Hudson