Real Life Church - Pastor: Jared Eckerley

Deep In The Week !

"Deep In The Week" is an opportunity for you to dig deeper into God's word.  It's a time to challenge yourself for personal growth in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
I hope you will use this resource on a regular basis as a tool to better your walk as you follow Christ with your life.


Real Life Church group meets at Pastor Jared's home every Wednesday. It's an informal time of sharing, asking questions and going deeper into God's word.

If you need information or directions, 
please call Pastor Jared 269-362-5415.

                                       Greetings in the name of Jesus. 

                                        Mark4:14 the sower sows the word.
                                       God can do nothing until we ask Him.
                                   Food for thought, What is grace? How do we receive grace
Romans 4:13,14 A key to understanding the truths of the new covenant is having a revelation of the gift of grace. Paul says in these two verses we must enter into grace through faith. Grace is unmerited favor but it is so much more. Grace is God’s willingness to use His power and ability on our behalf, even though we don’t deserve it. Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.   The way we have access into God’s grace (His willingness) is through faith in His word, and the blood of Jesus. We cannot merit favor with God through good works like in the old covenant. They were under the law. We have a better covenant. Hebrews 8:6. Under the new covenant it is through mercy and grace that we are justified by faith. 
Paul wrote in his letters. Grace and peace to you from God the father and the Lord Jesus. He wanted us to receive God’s willingness to us who believe. Many people believe God is able to heal, deliver, and prosper, but they are not sure He is willing to. They need a revelation of the gift of grace. Peter also refers to grace II Peter 1:2 Grace and peace is multiplied through the knowledge of God. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. The more we know about what God will do, the more willing He is to do it. Knowledge and faith comes from God’s word Romans 10:17. Ephesians 2:8. For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 4:7 But unto everyone of us (born again) is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. The death of Jesus ushered in the dispensation of grace. John 1:14,16,17. Jesus was full of grace. He was filled with God’s willingness. Acts 14:2,3 speaks of the word of God as the word of grace. The bible is the word of God’s willingness toward us. II Corinthians 8:9For we know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might be rich.  It was through God’s willingness that Jesus became poor, (His poverty was because of coming to earth out of heaven not because of lack of finances, if He was poor as we know poor, why did he need a treasurer?  Kings brought many expensive gifts at His birth, He had to take care of at least 12 families while here. )  that we might become rich, spiritually, physically, and financially.  Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord it makes us rich and He adds no sorrow with it. II Timothy 2:1 be strong in grace II Peter 3:18 grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Hebrews 4:16 it is through faith that we can come boldly to the throne of grace and obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Romans 5:20-21 Where sin did abound, grace did abound more and swallowed all our sins.  The choice is ours to be strong, to grow, to enter into the amazing grace of God. His willingness. It is a gift from God. Gifts are to be received. The Greek word for receive is to take, it is up to us to take the gift that God has offered through Jesus.  

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Come as you are, all are welcome!  Childrens church and nursery are provided.
Niles-Buchanan YMCA
905 North Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
Sun:  9:00 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
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