“Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without repentance; it is baptism without the discipline of community; it is the Lord’s Supper without confession of sin; it is absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without the living, incarnate Jesus Christ.” Dietrich Donhoeffer
Neema is Swahili for grace. Teach, us Lord, the meaning of true grace. Lead us as we pray for Neema and lead our friends in Kitali as they live out life together. Soften hearts and bring conviction where it is needed to protect us from ever cheapening your grace for us.
You love us with an everlasting love, Deliver us from cheap grace that we may respond to your love with our whole life.
What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. Romans 6:15-18