Tag Archives: grace

Does Doing Good Make You Good?

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly. Galatians 2: 21 This passage always makes me pause.  Why?  It’s because of how little Peter did to bring it about.  … Continue reading

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Faith Through Disappointment (part 2)

Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” (emphasis … Continue reading

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Faith, Grace, and Real Life – Forgiveness

“My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.” Matthew 18:35 Words have power.  They do not have the power of magic, but the meanings of words … Continue reading

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The Transforming Power of Grace

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Today we think of the power of God’s grace. To me the power of grace … Continue reading

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Our Redeeming God

Today I want to think a little deeper about our struggle with grace. In fact, I think that this part of grace is something with which we all struggle. I know that some people struggle with the fact that God’s … Continue reading

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Grace, Meant to Be Lived Out

Grace. We hear the word in church. Hopefully, we understand that the grace of God is what has saved us. God’s forgiveness offered to us through Jesus is glorious! Have we thought about what that word is supposed to mean … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Knowing God

Mysteries. They catch my fascination. I love a good who-done-it. They stretch my mind. They capture my imagination. They make me want to solve the puzzle before it is revealed. Have you ever thought of the wonderful mystery of knowing … Continue reading

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The Power We Have (encouragement)

This week I am thinking about God’s uncommon faithfulness. He was faithful to Paul when he was heading to Rome. Paul’s relationship with God tells us much about God’s relationship with all of His people. God is faithful. He encourages. … Continue reading

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The Confidence of Knowing God’s Love

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, 2 Corinthians 4:1 Did you have a grandmother like mine? In my grandmother’s house there were smells and expressions that told me I was loved … Continue reading

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Grace, Listening, Grace, Love, Grace, Patience…

There is a word in the Christian vocabulary that we really like on one hand, but also really struggle with. The word is grace. As we see the polarization of our communities right now over our differing responses to the … Continue reading

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