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God's Immeasurable Grace

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Introduction

1 Kings 21:20
300 Illustrations for Preachers Grace for Washington’s Overdue Books

Romans 3:23–24

Preaching Themes: Forgiveness, God_Grace, Mercy

New York City’s oldest library’s ledgers show that if George Washington were alive today, he might owe a huge fine for overdue books. The library says Washington checked out the Law of Nations, along with a volume containing transcripts of debates from Britain’s House of Commons. The books were due November 2, 1789, but there is no record Washington ever returned them. Mark Bartlett, head librarian of the New York Society Library says the institution is not seeking the 220 years worth of late fees. He suggested the library would love to get the books back if they were located.

—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Librarian looked ad found the
People such as Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay were all noted in the ledger as borrowing books
Two Volumes were also checked out by the President of the time (George Washington) on October 5, 1789 and due by Nov 2, 1789
Law of Nations
- 14-volume collection of the "Commons Debates. As the librarian stumbled upon them, sure enough #12 was missing.
Volume 12 of Commons Debates - Transcripts from Britains house of Commons.
14-volume collection of the "Commons Debates. As the librarian stumbled upon them, sure enough #12 was missing.
The fines today would be worth well over $300,000, but the library would have Grace if the items would be returned.
Todays Text -
- Ahab had no pursuit of God whatsoever, He was bound by his fleshly desires.
Here God has complete Grace on this man who just committed murder through his wife and others
Chapter 18 - God has Grace on Ahab who had brought Baal worship into the kingdom through Jezebel.
God sought to give grace to Ahab
Illustration:
In 1934, New York Society Library On E. 79th Street (Before located at Wall & Broad Sts and the only one in town then), a beaten up ledger dating from July 1789 through April 1792 was found on a trash heap.
People such as Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay were all noted in the ledger as borrowing books
Two Volumes were also checked out by the President of the time (George Washington) on October 5, 1789 and due by Nov 2, 1789
Law of Nations
Volume 12 of Commons Debates - Transcripts from Britains house of Commons.
14-volume collection of the "Commons Debates. As the librarian stumbled upon them, sure enough #12 was missing.
The fines today would be worth well over $300,000, but the library would have Grace if the items would be returned.
Ephesians 2:1–3 CSB
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously lived according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit now working in the disobedient. We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.
Ephesians 2:4–5 CSB
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!
Ephesians 2:8–9 CSB
For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—not from works, so that no one can boast.
1 corinthians 6:11 - and some of you used to be like this.
Colossians 1:21–22 CSB
Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds expressed in your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him—
We are not seeking after Him, but He is seeking after us.
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