Tag Archives: Grace

His Inheritance

I read this scripture today in my search for verses about how much God cares about me.  Not just me, but people in general.  The last part of the scripture just leapt of the page. “His holy people (that includes me) who are His … Continue reading

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Help and Shield

I was watching a television show the other night and there was a protest going on.  On one side people were yelling at the police for not doing enough.  The other group of people were yelling because the police were interfering. In the middle stood the police … Continue reading

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Empathy

At work the other day, our team was discussing giving others grace and mercy.  We didn’t use those words, but that is what it boiled down to.  Some of coworkers are more easily frustrated with the drama that comes from people.  … Continue reading

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Rejoice

When I was little, we sang a song often that was based on Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again i say rejoice. Rejoice in the Lord always, and again i say rejoice Rejoice, rejoice And again I … Continue reading

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From faith to fruit #Write31Days

As we build our faith, we must be disciplined to add to our faith virtue.  Virtue is behavior showing high moral standards.  See, it’s not enough to just believe, our actions must turn into behaviors. God accepts us where we … Continue reading

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The Stewardship of Grace

A second thought to me came about the Charity of Grace.  Another argument I often give, when faced with the opportunity to share God’s grace with others is that I don’t know what they are going to use it for.  … Continue reading

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The Grace of Charity

I was watching Robert Morris this morning “What’s so Amazing about Grace” sermon.  He gave a definition of grace as “the unmerited, undeserved, unearned kindness and favor of God.”  It struck me, and was completely untied to the message that … Continue reading

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Stained glass

Transparent beauty fragmented pieces pieced together forming a beautiful picture To draw attention, for enjoyment and inspiration. Broken Life Transparent hurt Glued back together By the blood of the cross Beautiful picture that draws attention to God’s trans-formative power Mercy … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with my love

My pastors are teaching a series on the 9 fruit of the Spirit. Today the topic was love. We were challenged to read I Corinthians 13 daily. As I was doing this tonight another comment from the sermon jumped out. “If we are not exhibiting the 9 fruit in our lives, something is wrong with our love.”

I admit to being a little self-righteous in my thinking about love. I “love” people, genuinely. I haven’t met anyone that I dislike. I don’t hate anyone. So I thought I was doing pretty good in this area. Then in the sermon, the preacher pointed out that love, God’s defined love is Agape love. It is defined in the scriptures and I fall so incredibly short. Continue reading

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Resisting Comfort

2 Corinthians 1-3-7 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they … Continue reading

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