1 Peter 2:10 says, "Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."
Everyone who receives adoption as a child of God enters that new life through His mercy and grace. We cannot be a church of the living God and not live His mercy and grace. The real church is a community of compassion, if we are not a community of compassion, we are not the church! Listen deeply. Let the spirit of God show you how to give grace and live mercy. -Dr. Drew Shofner