“Living in the _____ of Christ”

My friend and mentor, Pastor Cindy, who blogs at Compassionate & Gracious was recently asked to be “pulpit supply” for a church on our district. The text of her 3-week series is below.

But first, a little “ABOUT” the blog.

Why Compassionate and Gracious?

When I decided to create a blog, the first question I had to answer was: What should I write about? It didn’t take long for me to realize that my favorite things to write about are faith and the nature of God.

With that in mind, a name for my blog quickly came to mind, a phrase frequently used in the Bible to describe God: Compassionate and Gracious.

If your heart, like mine, is drawn to the heart of God, I invite you to journey with me, exploring faith and the unsearchable riches of God’s nature.”


The name of her sermon series was “Living in the _____ of Christ”. I promise you that each message is well thought out, full of scripture and ultimately teaches about the “rewards” of ABIDING in Christ.

Living in the Freedom of Christ 7/25/21

Early one morning, the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery to test Jesus, hoping to find grounds to accuse Him. Jesus responded to them, saying, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” And one by one, her accusers walked away. A little while later, Jesus proclaimed, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in […]

Living in the Grace of Christ – 8/6/21

One of my favorite passages in the Bible appears in the book of Exodus. I imagine you have heard the story. Moses had spent many days upon the top of Mount Sinai in the presence of God, receiving from Him various instructions, including the ten commandments. But the people waiting below, became restless and impatient. They compelled Aaron to make for them a golden calf to worship, such as they had once had in Egypt. […]

Living in the Forgiveness of Christ – 8/13/21

Two weeks ago, I shared with you about Living in the Freedom of Christ. Last week we focused on Living in the Grace of Christ. This week, I want to share with you about Living in the Forgiveness of Christ. These three truths are closely intertwined, but, in my experience, forgiveness is the key to experiencing what it really means to live in the freedom and the grace of Christ. If you recall, I promised […]


If you were asked to deliver a 3-week sermon series, what would you title it? Would you lean towards a lighter topic, fire & brimstone or somewhere in the middle?


  1. I’d call my three-week sermon series, “Three Bones I’d Like to Pick.” It would be a light-hearted, yet serious look, at common misconceptions among Christians. Thoughts like, bad things don’t happen to godly people. Blessings!

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