*We receive Vertical Grace –rel. w/ God; We relate Horizontal Grace – rel. w/ people
*You’re either a grace giver or a grace killer (do you distribute it or expect it?)
– I’m afraid the world isn’t as interest in Christ because of Christians… “soured”
– Churched have a “Let me out” attitude – instead of creating a “Let me in” appetite

– There are a few things I’m really glad that God did not call me to do/be: Painter, Roofer, Subway sandwich maker, Referee (Why the last two?) ungrace


Comparing – sizing others & ourselves up – 2 Corinthians 10:12

Criticizing – when we get our tongue involved with envy, jealousy, suspicion, depression Ephesians 4:29 (powerful tool, not a weapon)

Controlling – some aren’t strong enough to resist the people trap and some of you know it Hebrews 12:28-29


Accepting others as they are Romans 12:9-18 (verse 10,16)

Allowing God to work Romans 14:5-8

Assuming nothing for anyone Romans 14:10-12

Greek mythology: Traveler, Ulysses, challenged to hear the Sirens Song…successful plan…haunted by her sound! Yet another, Orpheus – when traveling too close – overcome her with a song of his own