Unmerited: God’s Grace

Philemon 1:25- May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. (New Living Translation)

 Grace- a manifestation of favor, especially by a superior.
 Mercy- compassion shown toward an offender.

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

These two words are the life jacket that saved us from the roaring seas. These two words were bred in elegance and brought to view through an honorable death. These two words allowed Jesus’ life-giving blood to flow. For it didn’t stain the ground, but mixed with it, which caused the skies to thunder and the ground to shake, because even the Earth knew that this was the Son of God. Thus, we were all destined to fail, BUT GOD intervened to save us from the clutches of darkness to lead us into the light. By this act, we know grace, mercy, and love, which illustrates how our lives (bought at a price) must act accordingly to being good stewards of the faith. However, may we always keep in mind that we are imperfect and might stumble along the way, hence the beauty of God’s grace that bears no expiration date. Amen

About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.


Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well  as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C.  Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.


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