Archive | 4:09 PM

Lessons in Grace: Jim Pile

9 Jun

Three things to share:

1) I have a little contest for anyone interested. I will be awarding a small prize of a Starbucks gift card to the first person who can email me at and correctly identify where the following passage is found in the Bible. Why Starbucks? That’s self-explanatory to anyone who knows that I basically own shares in the company!

“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law, no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes the knowledge of sin.”

2) Aside from the contest, I’d love people to post comments on what this verse means. I’ll provide some feedback tomorrow, but I’d like to hear what people understand of this short passage.

3) This short video clip is one I came accross from pastor John MacArthur’s church, Grace Community Church. They have been doing short interviews with members of the congregation called “Pictures of Grace”. The gentleman in the video, Jim Pile, shares the story of how he was saved. As my pastor Habib Sakr always reminds us, God’s grace is His unmerrited favour and forgiveness towards us that we cannot earn, do not deserve, and can never repay. What evidences of grace does Jim identify have been at work in his life? Feel free to comment on this as well.