Tag: grace

Stepping out of the bushes!

Jn 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.  (ESVST) This is it. The purpose of Jesus on the cross, Jesus raised from the dead, the Holy Spirit in our lives… That we would know God! When I miss this truth about God…

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Sons of Disobedience!

If you are just joining us I encourage you to take a look a the last three posts.  In “You Will Surely Die” I discussed how we “died” in the garden to the understanding of the goodness of God.  Joseph Prince says we were clothed with His glory and when we ate the wrong fruit…

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Allowances for His goodness

I was listening to a David Hogan message this morning.  I am always astonished by the humility of this man.  He may sound abrasive and speak with divine confidence but he is like a little kid when it comes to the power, mercy and Grace of God.  He was telling a story about a teenage…

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Tragic flaws uprooted

In this series we have looked at the “root” of sin.  The Greek word translated as “sin” is hamartia and has a rich history in the literary community.  The poets used the hamartia or “tragic flaw” to illicit an emotional response.  It is when the great hero like Oedipus kills his father and doesn’t know…

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God’s one-step program

Are you in desperate need of a program?  Are you just not complete without some steps?  Do you need some guidelines to feel safe?  Do you need counseling to keep you on track?  It isn’t found in a religious club.  All those answers you are looking for are found in Jesus. We don’t need crutches.…

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Rebellious Resentment Reaction

You know the scene. Here comes the meltdown. Your teenaged daughter Trish has been way out of control. She has come home late, stayed up late, not done her homework and has a new friend you’re not so sure of. So you “lay down the law” and inflict some punishment for good measure. You take…

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Water and Spirit

Jesus said this to a religious leader named Nicodemus: Jn 3:3 Jesus answered him, “ Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (ESVST) There have been so many theories that lead to doctrines that contribute to theologies based on this passage. It is really…

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The Infamous Thorn

Maybe you have heard the reference “thorn in my flesh.”  I would say most people have.  I want to use this post to put an end to a few lies concerning this reference.  If this post impacts you, I would encourage you to pass it along.  We have to spread the truth and crush the…

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The Gifts of Mercy and Grace

You know the courtroom scene.  There is the criminal found guilty and the judge is about to pass judgement and sentence the guy for punishment.  Then the judge does a strange thing and says “you are free to go.”  Now this guy is guilty, really guilty.  He did rob the bank and shoot the teller and ……

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