The Ordinary Graces of God

No, there’s not mistake in the title of this post. It’s true that God’s grace is extraordinary, but the ways the Bible teaches us to interact with him are what at least one pastor has called ordinary graces.

Ordinary Pastor recently had a fantastic (and short) post about this that I think dovetails nicely with my previous post about the danger of choosing sentimentality and experience over doctrine and truth seeking in Christianity.

In his design of the Christian experience, God has created very simple ways for experiencing his grace. Particularly in the gathered church, we have prayer, Bible reading, preaching, singing, the Lord’s table, baptism, and fellowship. These ordinary activities don’t lend themselves to off-the-chart experiences but rather they are, steady, compounding and shaping. Over time one can look back with some surprise and say, “God has been so gracious, he has changed my life.”

As a result of both the ordinariness and God’s faithfulness, we may slouch into a posture of passivity and presumption. Neither are helpful. Let me explain.

Keep reading at Ordinary Pastor

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