Tag Archives: Grace

NAKED

In order to understand grace we need to understand our own predicament and for that to happen a basic requirement must be satisfied. I get to it by way of two examples from my own life. These are instances of … Continue reading

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CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG

So I have been contemplating how we Christians have affronted God’s graciousness by the divisiveness of our denominations, at least within the United States. But first let me share two important scriptures that address this concern. There are more but … Continue reading

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Grace in Imperfection

  No one who is born of God continues to sin (1 John 3:18). Matthew 5:48 ‘Be perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect.’ We don’t strive for imperfection. It is a natural occurrence. Imperfection is our failure … Continue reading

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ORDINARY GRACE

So there was the day I was walking through the kitchen and noticed that the dishwasher had not been emptied.  My first thought? That’s not MY job. Didn’t I mow the lawn yesterday?  I kept walking through the kitchen and suddenly … Continue reading

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SOME THOUGHTS ON BAPTISM

I am of the reformed tradition where as part of covenant theology we baptize children of believers. Sometimes it’s call ‘paedobaptism’. I believe that children are a part of the new covenant in Christ as much as the children of … Continue reading

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WAS BEN FRANKLIN RIGHT IN WRITING THAT GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES?

I think so. First of all it is a great doctrine of the Reformed Faith that our salvation, meaning a relationship with God, is by GRACE ALONE through CHRIST ALONE. We cannot earn grace. But we can make the effort … Continue reading

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WHY GOD WON’T FORGIVE US

’ Recall that after Jesus teaches his disciples about prayer he concludes that if we don’t forgive others their sins, God won’t forgive us. Is that really true or was Jesus just using hyperbole to encourage this band of students … Continue reading

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