Grace and Peace

Grace be to you and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Galatians 1:3

In the opening comments from the Apostle Paul to the people of the Galatian region, he offers the words grace and peace.  As Christians, we are thankful for the grace of God, and we are blessed to know we have peace with God and the peace of God!   God loves you, and I so much that He gives us this grace and peace.  You are valuable to God!

Grace is something from the Lord.  It is not something we earn or deserve.  God’s grace is freely given and freely received.  Getting better than what we deserve is a fantastic thing about the grace of God!

Peace is incredible too.  Do you have peace with God?  Is a guilty conscience rattling your soul?  Is your life full of unresolved regret?   You can make peace with God today.  Confess any sin or regretful instances of experience to the Lord and ask Him to heal your soul.  He will.  Make peace with God by finding forgiveness and a new life in Jesus Christ.  Please see the “How to Have Eternal Life” section on this site.  Peace with God is looking to the future and ensuring your salvation in Jesus.

What about the peace of God?  The order of God is something for living each day.  All of us have challenges and struggles, and as we move forward in our peace with God, there are times where we may not fully realize the peace of God.  Peace. Contentment. Satisfaction.  All of this is part of the peace of God that we can enjoy daily!  This peace is living a life of less stress, more easiness of mind, and a better understanding of God’s presence.

Be encouraged with God’s grace and peace today – you are worth it!









Published by Pastor Steve

Steve Harness and his beautiful wife, Natalie, are blessed with three children. They have served in ministry together for nearly 20 years and have been in Wilton, NY since 2009. Pastor Steve enjoys drinking Dunkin coffee and watching the New York Yankees baseball and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. Steve has a varied ministerial education, including a Bachelor of Bible from Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Ministry from Bethany Divinity Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Bethany. Currently, he is enrolled in the Master of Divinity (Christian Education) program at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring the Wilton Baptist Church, he is also the principal of the Wilton Baptist Academy in Wilton, NY. He serves on the board of the New York Association of Christian Schools. Both Steve and Natalie are thankful for each opportunity the Lord has given to them, and they desire to “serve the Lord with gladness” while seeing people saved and advancing in their walk with Jesus.

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