Category Archives: Grace

Riots and Racism

I really liked what Todd White has to say here about how we, as sons and daughters of our Father in heaven, should respond to the current issues of racism and rioting. First and foremost, we must remember who we … Continue reading

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Holy Lust!

We were created by God to seek pleasure and follow our desires. I wrote about this in my post, “Smartphones, addictions, joy, and pleasure,” so I won’t belabor that here, only to say that it’s a stoic delusion to think … Continue reading

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Repentance

Someone recently asked me if I preached repentance. I’m not sure why he asked this, but one thing I most definitely do is preach repentance! I’m all for it. Repentance is from the Greek word, μετάνοια (metanoia), which means to … Continue reading

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Why you cannot follow Jesus and the Law

You cannot follow Jesus and follow the Law. You must choose the former and leave behind the latter. Now, I’m not talking about being lawless, but about where you draw your life from. If you want to live according the … Continue reading

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How God fulfills His promise to Abraham

If you’re the slightest bit confused about how the New Covenant of grace in Christ is related to the Abrahamic or Mosaic covenants, I highly recommend a short book by Chad Mansbridge titled, He Qualifies You! It’s a book you can … Continue reading

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Leaving legalism for Christ

One thing I’ve found in over 40 years with Jesus is that legalistic people never think they are legalistic. I know I didn’t, and still don’t, even though I still detect some residual legalism in my own life from time … Continue reading

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The power of grace

When we try to follow the Law and Christ, we’ve drifted away from the gospel, making it powerless. This is clearly Paul’s message in Galatians. In fact, he goes so far as to say they are cursed for doing so … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of God

You and I have been invited into the Great Fellowship of God! It’s the same fellowship of love the Father and the Son have enjoyed from before the foundation of the cosmos (John 17:24-26).  Today is Pentecost, which is when … Continue reading

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Toilet paper…or love?

Frankly, I’m baffled by all the toilet paper hoarding still going on. But it does reveal something very basic about human nature. We are fundamentally ruled by one of two emotions—fear or love. And we see the former most profoundly … Continue reading

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Walking in practical Kingdom realities

I’ve shared before that God’s righteousness is not defined by rule-keeping but by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. He defines what righteous living looks like, not the religious nut-jobs thumping people over the head with their Bibles. And … Continue reading

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