The salutations of Paul’s epistles, as well as those of Peter, draw our focus to the free gift of favored status through God's calling. Because Christ was full of grace and truth (John 1:14, John 1:16-17), we have received endless benefits. What do we now do with this gift?
Ellis La Ravia most recently served the United Church of God congregations in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas. Before his retirement from the Church, he served as pastor for several congregations in the United States.