A man once had a dream in which he entered “Heaven’s Grocery Store.” As he walked into the large beautiful building, an angel handed him a basket and told him to browse the store in order to pick up whatever he wanted. He did so and, as he walked up and down the aisles, he noticed items labeled “PATIENCE” and “UNDERSTANDING” and “MERCY.” He saw containers full of “LOVE” and “FAITH” and “KINDNESS.” He saw huge bottles of “COURAGE” and “HOPE.” So he filled his basket to the brim and he took it to the cash register to pay whereupon the attendant told him to put his money away because all of those items were free. They had already been paid for by Jesus.
The Bible makes it clear that Jesus paid the price for our sins. He died on the cross to free us from the wrath of God, but He also died to free us for another purpose. He died so that we could live a Godly life. He died to give us virtues like the ones mentioned above and that is what we are going to talk about this week at Grace Fellowship Church. Titus 2:11-12 says, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age.” Jesus died so we could deny ungodliness and worldly desires. God’s grace appeared so that we could live a Godly life.
Do you want to live a Godly life today? Do you want to have virtues like the ones mentioned above? You can do so and the price is free. You just need to trust in Jesus. You need to believe in the One Who died for your sins. Would you like to take a trip to Heaven’s Grocery Store? Would you like to browse the aisles and fill your basket and pick up whatever you want? You can do that because it has already been paid for. You can do that because God has given you His grace, which is what we are going to be talking about this Sunday morning at 9:30. We are going to take a trip to Heaven’s Grocery Store. If you would like to come with us, we meet at 46024 Riverside Drive in Chilliwack. Bring your Bibles and be ready to fill your baskets. See you there! – Jeremy Cagle