The Transformative Presence

By Guest Speaker Tammy Dunahoo

2 Cor 13:14 (Closing words of Paul the Apostle):

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

Ephesians 3:8- 9
“It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

  • It is not by works lest anyone boast
  • We want to take credit and that is not good for us
  • The gift of graces removes all our shame
  • Grace is sufficient in weakness

I can do nothing apart from HIM!

By HIS Grace everyone can see HIS transforming power!

This all leads to LOVE

The most powerful trans-formative presence on earth on earth! We are loved by God! NOT based on anything I do. It’s based on who HE is. When storms come we will stand because our roots are deep in the soil of God’s goodness! Deeply rooted and grounded in LOVE. Become the Transformative Presence of God to this world!

Hymn: The Love of God

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell.
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell.
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall;
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call;
God’s love, so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Words & Music © 1923, Ren. 1951 by Hope Publishing

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