Would it surprise you to learn that one of the New Testament’s most prolific authors was the very same man that tried to destroy the newly formed church?  The apostle Paul is another example of how no one lives outside the grace of God, no one.  Not the person you don’t like at work, the obnoxious parent at their child’s sporting event, not you, not me, no one.

Paul writes to the Romans about the destructive nature of sin, but that there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ.  The power of sin is so destructive that God himself had to die to overcome it.  Paul wrote, “For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death.”

Christ conquered sin and death.  No one lives outside of his grace.  No one.

 

Pastor Shawn LaRue