"Do not judge, and you will
not be judged.
Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven." Luke 6:37 (NIV)
A complete index of the "An Expression of Grace"
story in logical and semi-chronological order.
This is where I tell you a little bit about myself. I am sharing the "An Expression of Grace" message as a story about my life and I feel it's important for you to know about my life as a musician and as a Christian.
On this page of the story, I share some of my experiences as a musician with stage fright. These experiences go all the way back to my first performance as a fifth grade band member.
After my struggle with stage fright lead to some superficial cures, I began to yearn for excellence in my music. This is the part of the story that sets up the need for "An Expression of Grace".
Before I move forward with the story, I will explore the "An Expression of Grace" message in greater detail. Each line of the EOG formula will have its own page.
It all starts here, recognizing that we cannot do it on our own.
God is here for us for the big things, the little things and everything in between. The more we grow to rely on Him, the more He enjoys blessing us.
Music is an expression of who we are.
Our own forgiveness is conditional. We cannot experience God's grace in our lives if we deny that grace to others. This is just as true in our musical performances as it is in our daily Christian walk.
Sometimes it is very difficult to forgive people because we do not know their story. We need to have faith that, when all is revealed, there will be reason enough to forgive. We are all on the same side of God's grace.