Now let me remind you, brothers, of what the Gospel really is, for it has not changed-it is the same Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is squarely built upon this wonderful message; and it is this Good News that saves you if you still firmly believe it, unless of course you never really believe it in the first place.
“Why me, Lord?” We have all asked it. Why does is always have to rain on my parade? Why did this have to happen to me? Why my child? Why my marriage? Why my job? Why? Why? WHY?
The answer may be found in an obscure Old Testament passage where God is pictured as
Jesus never said grace! Believe it or not, the Bible doesn’t record where Jesus ever used that word. It was used of Him (Luke 2:40; John 1:14, 16, 17) but never by Him. But don’t misunderstand: He taught it; He lived it He just never said it. Then again, He said a lot about grace. We call a whole category of HIs stories the “grace parables.” Classifications vary, but most lists include at least eight grace parables, including some of His most famous.
The shortest is Luke 7:41, 42: “There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he