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“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” —Titus 2:11-12, NIV

Grace did not come into existence with the birth of the Christian church. God has always been gracious and dealt with His children with vast amounts of patience, long-suffering…and grace. But grace appeared VISIBLY in the person of Jesus Christ. God’s saving grace, given before the beginning of time, was revealed to the world through Jesus. His coming is an epiphany of grace. His beautiful words, healing miracles, teaching, compassion, forgiveness, and love make grace a living reality.

Grace teaches us how to live and is a beautiful teacher. As believers, we learn through the “school of Grace.” Jon Stott says, “Grace bases her teaching upon the great facts in which her first grand revelation of herself was made and finds all her reaching power in those mighty memories.”

Grace teaches us how to live in a fallen world and resist temptation and harmful behavior.  Grace allows us to live soberly, righteously, and without condemnation. Grace gives us the strength to live in God’s will and to impart grace to others with love and humility.

Grace is the gift of a loving Father who desires to bless His children.

Open your hands and your heart and receive this powerful gift and let grace teach you how to live.

Pastor Ray Bentley

Love God. Love People. Pastor Ray Bentley lived by those words. His love for the Lord and the people he served was demonstrated every day through his actions, leadership, ministry, teaching, sharing, and caring.

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