Our "fire and brimstone" ancestors put so much emphasis on personal behavior that we can miss that God has made promises to us. Promises? That’s right! Straight up promises with no strings attached.
The first promise was to Noah (and all people) and God gave a rainbow as a sign of the promise. There are other promises to Abraham (and all people), to Moses (and all people) and others. In Jesus, God gave the ultimate promise to all people, giving the resurrection of the sign of the promise.
This Sunday we’ll hear Paul lay it out for us using loaded words like law, righteousness, acceptable, faith, and grace. We’ll get underneath those heady words to discover God’s promises to us and then celebrate!