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Recently I have been able to step back into the classroom of our local Bible School. For the last few years, I had been serving at the regional and international level. Returning to the local level and interacting with the same group of students as they journey through Scripture has been so refreshing.

I speak to many of my co-workers who express how little they interact with the “everyday common” person. The higher they climb on the leadership ladder, the less they do of what they truly love.

Much of our time ends up in meeting and committee, deciding policy and executing projects. If we are not careful, we lose touch with the life and vitality of ministry at the grassroots.

This tendency to drift is common to so many areas of our lives.

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Grace Has No Shelf Life

November 14, 2014

Someone asked me the other day, “How long have you been teaching grace?”

It caused me to consider the message I’ve shared for so long. I don’t grow tired of it and certainly have not exhausted the applications it brings to my life.

So many things in our lives have a shelf life.

Any 2 liter bottle of Coke or soda gives you about 2 days before it becomes flat.

Banana’s routinely turn brown and mushy before we get to them.

Bread, in many countries, starts growing interesting colors of mold after a few days.

The only thing out there which seems to have no shelf life is McDonald’s food. This goes to show, the healthier you eat, the more you consider shelf life.

Grace has no shelf life.

Grace doesn’t go flat, get mushy, or grow mold.

Grace even lasts longer than McDonald’s.