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Grace, the surprise of the Bible

September 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

From an interview with Max Lucado

Q: You and Chuck Swindoll, another well-known pastor and author, are very different in style, but you both base your ministries on grace. Why is grace so important to you, personally?

A: It’s the big surprise of the Bible. It’s the unique aspect of Christianity that we’re not saved by what we do, but by what Christ has done for us. It’s the command of Scripture over and over to be strong in the grace, let your roots grow down deep in the grace of God, and it’s the only reason we have for joy.

It’s the only story worth telling. Even victory over death is second to grace. I think victory over death is awesome, but who wants to live for eternity if they have to save themselves? So the Easter promise is subservient to the promise of Good Friday.

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