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Old 04-12-2002, 11:14 AM   #1
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This is good; a parable about grace!

THE LORD'S BASEBALL GAME

Bob and the Lord stood by to observe a baseball game. The Lord's team was playing Satan's team.

The Lord's team was at bat, the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs.

They continued to watch as a batter stepped up to the plate whose name was Love. Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because Love never fails.

The next batter was named Faith, who also got a single because Faith works with Love.

The next batter up was named Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch. Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass: Ball one.
Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked, because Godly Wisdom never swings at what Satan throws.

The bases were now loaded. The Lord then turned to Bob and told him He was now going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace.

Bob said, "He sure doesn't look like much!"

Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw Grace.

Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and fired his first pitch. To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever seen. But Satan was not worried; his center fielder let very few get by.

He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on the head and sent him crashing on the ground; then it continued over the fence for a home run!

The Lord's team won!

The Lord then asked Bob if he knew why Love, Faith, and Godly Wisdom could get on base but could not win the game. Bob answered that he did not know why.

The Lord explained, "If your love, faith, and wisdom had won the game you would think you had done it by yourself.

Love, Faith and Wisdom will get you on base but only My Grace can get you Home

Psalm 84:11,
"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly."
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Old 04-14-2002, 02:18 AM   #2
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I think even Bono would appreciate that story, 80s.
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80s, I wanted to thank you for posting this story about Grace. I'm teaching the book "What is so amazing about Grace" in my Sunday school class, and I used this illustration at the end of our class discussion on Grace, and it was the perfect ending to a very edify and challenging study on Grace...thanks again!

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80s, I wanted to thank you for posting this story about Grace. I'm teaching the book "What is so amazing about Grace" in my Sunday school class, and I used this illustration at the end of our class discussion on Grace, and it was the perfect ending to a very edify and challenging study on Grace...thanks again!

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Chris! This book is on my amazon wish list- going to buy it soon I hope! i've heard great things about it.

i like the parable, too 80s.. although I thought for a moment it might be something about Grace being a woman


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