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5 Things No One Told You About Grace

Grace is pardon from and power to overcome sin.

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Hyper-Grace. Greasy Grace. Cheap Grace.  vs. Hyper-Law. Legalistic. Religious.

We’ve heard a lot about grace in recent years. Here are 5 things you’ve probably not heard about grace. But, even if you have, it’s always good to review.

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What You Should Know About God’s Will

What is God’s will for my life?

This is the million dollar question that good, Christian people are asking themselves around the time of graduation. Granted this is a relevant question. I fought for what felt like years with this. I think we need to make a clear distinction between what God wants for our lives and what God wills for our lives.

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Unending Love Is The Answer To Everything

This is part of my manifesto series.You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

Love comes from a well that can’t be drained.

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Have you ever felt like your “love tank” was empty or almost empty? Have you ever been around people that seem to be a little more “needy” than others? How do you deal with these situations? How you respond in these circumstances shows where your “well” is.

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3 Direct Questions Every Christian Should Answer Easily

Can I be honest with you? Evangelism isn’t one of my strong passions.

I don’t have what you call as “consuming burden for the lost.” I want them to hear and be saved, but it’s not one of my overwhelming compulsions. I know people that want to visit every person everywhere and tell them about Jesus, I don’t have “that”. Does this make me a bad Christian? I don’t know, maybe. However, I do believe that we, as Christians, should be able to answer some direct questions about our faith and what we believe when asked. Once we can answer these questions easily, it will make evangelism so much easier.

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Peace: How God is Like the Energizer Bunny

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Peace is unbelievable yet present for us all.FULLY SATISFIED MANIFESTO

Don’t we all want peace? I do. Don’t we all want peace all the time? I do.

So how do we get it?

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Everyone: What To Get Someone Who Has Everything

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Salvation is for everyone.

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This is good news!

Everyone includes me! It includes you! It includes everyone! God’s great love extends to everyone!

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Sharing: A New Way To Think About Holiness

Holiness is primarily about union with God in Christ and sharing in Christ’s holiness.

Joel Scandrett

Holiness is scary because we’ve viewed it as unattainable. It’s heavy because we’ve felt that we can’t continue in holiness. It’s vague because we aren’t really sure what “holiness” looks like besides the description of God that we’ve heard.

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Buoy: How To Not Let Life Drown You

This is part of my manifesto series.
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Joy is the buoy that keeps us afloat in trials.

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I hate it when life sucks. I hate when bad things happen to good people. It stinks when life zigs and you were expecting a zag.

But, there’s good news. There is Joy is in the crappy situations for you.

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School: 3 Things I Unlearned When I Found Grace

It’s amazing how simple and straightforward the naked gospel really is. In fact, most of my exposure to the New has involved more unlearning than learning. Once we remove the clutter from our theological closet, the gospel shines brightly again.

Andrew Farley, The Naked Gospel

The tricky thing about the true gospel is that it does not play well with others. I don’t mean the gospel gets mad and decides to take it’s ball and go home. When the true gospel shows up at the playground the bullies take off and if one of them tries to hang around the gospel makes them some uncomfortable that they choose to leave.

The day I finally gave up and accepted grace was the day my unlearning started. I wanted to receive rest and I received rest and an un-education. This journey of unlearning has been the best thing I’ve ever experienced. Let me tell you what I’ve learned.

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Behavior: It’s Not About Modification, It’s Resurrection

You’re worried about permissiveness—about the way the preaching of grace seems to say it’s okay to do all kinds of terrible things as long as you just walk in afterward and take the free gift of God’s forgiveness… While you and I may be worried about seeming to give permission, Jesus apparently wasn’t. He wasn’t afraid of giving the prodigal son a kiss instead of a lecture, a party instead of probation; and he proved that by bringing in the elder brother at the end of the story and having him raise pretty much the same objections you do. He’s angry about the party. He complains that his father is lowering standards and ignoring virtue—that music, dancing, and a fattened calf are, in effect, just so many permissions to break the law. And to that, Jesus has the father say only one thing: “Cut that out! We’re not playing good boys and bad boys anymore. Your brother was dead and he’s alive again.” The name of the game from now on is resurrection, not bookkeeping.

Robert Capon, BETWEEN NOON AND THREE

Whoa.

Let’s take a breath.

There’s a lot here to chew on.

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