Category Archive: Grace

Jan 18

“Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord.

Isiah, long before Christ appeared, unfolds the Gospel plan Isiah 1:18 18 “Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat …

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Nov 22

Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace

Good, not to long, article on Wesley’s view of Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace. http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/our-wesleyan-heritage  To sanctify means to set apart as or declare holy; consecrate. To consecrate means to make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose. Through God’s sanctifying grace, we grow and mature in …

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Sep 24

Your Grace Finds Me (Matt Redman)

Spotify Commentary:   Your Grace Finds Me (Matt Redman) – lyrics It’s there in the newborn cry It’s there in the light of every sunrise It’s there in the shadows of this light Your great grace It’s there on the mountaintop It’s there in the everyday and the mundane There in the sorrow and the …

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Jul 26

Golden and Platinum Rules

The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12 (ESV) 12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Kant’s Categorical Imperative [Disclaimer: This is slightly off topic, because Immanuel Kant  (in the top 5 philosophers of all time) was not a Christian. He did have a strong moral …

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May 21

Judgement of Believers’ Works

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Jan 16

5 Solas (Solae)

[Disclaimer: I am not a theologian. This is just my take.] The 5 Solae of Protestantism are five foundational Biblical principles upon which our (Protestant) beliefs are based. (While Luther and Calvin taught, wrote, and preached on these, I believe that, as a listing of five, the Five Solae were not articulated until the 20th …

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Jan 12

Three take-aways

Three take-aways from our car ride across Kansas (to get to Colorado for our men’s ski trip) Thanks especially to Jim McClarey Grace is number one. Offer grace to everyone. Provide the reasons why.  There are many do’s and don’t’s in the Bible, but it is important to understand the (logical) reason why those guidelines …

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