“Grace is an outrageously relational term.”
– Dr. Ed Khouri
“How is the indwelling Spirit not relational?” – David Crabtree

Posts from 2018

“I know David to be courageous, wise, humble, Anointed, and full of grace living out his life message with others.”

“I count it a wonderful privilege to have had the pleasure of walking through life with David for nearly 20 years. Together we have experienced and learned much. We have discovered how to rejoice and keep walking with Jesus no matter the circumstances our congregations are facing. So, I know David to be courageous, wise,…

Dr. Michael Eaton – Calvinisms

Those who have a strong doctrine of the grace of God are often called ‘Calvinists’; those who have a heavy emphasis on man’s ability to save himself by free will and good works are often called ‘Arminians’. The history is as follows. The Bible clearly has a strong doctrine of grace. The stories of Abraham (in which election, grace, faith-without-initial-good-works are all strongly emphasized), the teaching of Isaiah, the teaching of Jesus (especially as recorded by John’s Gospel), the teaching of Paul — all have a strong emphasis on the grace of God rather than the ability of men and women.


Dr. Michael Eaton on “Hyper-Grace”

Is it possible to exaggerate grace? No, not really. But it is possible to twist it. It is possible to forget that ‘we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith’ (Romans 1:5). It is possible to forget that grace reigns through righteousness (Romans 5:21), that it does not abound so that we may continue in sin (Romans 6:1), that sin does not have dominion over us because God’s grace prevents it (Romans 6:14), that Christians behave in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity … by the grace of God (2 Cor. 1:12), that God’s grace has appeared ‘training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives’ (Titus 2:11-13). – Michael Eaton


Dr. Michael Eaton on Amazing Grace

According to Dr. R. T. Kendall, Dr. Michael Eaton is one of the world’s best theologians. Michael grew up in inner-city London, in England, now deceased, had lived and worked in Kenya, where his wife Jenny was born. He was given Kenyan citizenship in 1992. His doctoral research was on the Christian and the Mosaic law (published in Theology of Encouragement or No Condemnation; in 1,2,3 John, and in James).


Introducing Dr. Michael Eaton

Dr. Michael Eaton I must admit to a certain leaning toward Dr. Michael Eaton’s theology and teaching. Ever since I read his “A Theology of Encouragement” (now updated and available as “No Condemnation“) in which he strongly posits his view that the two main streams of Reformation theology, Calvinism and Arminianism, are both legalistic, and…

Only Believe. Really!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Amazing! Jesus called God “My Father”, and it made Him equal to God (John 5). This is amazing teaching from Jesus. The setting is recorded in John 5 when there is described yet another altercation between Jesus and his religious detractors. Jesus had just healed the crippled man at the Pool of Bethesda…

Key Points About Grace – 2

There is much to cover, but here are a few key points about Grace I want present. All these following points are presented in strength in the New Testament and I believe they represent (not exhaustively) a Kingdom belief system. I will spend time writing about what I see as very clear New Testament teaching about the complete end of the Old Covenant, the end of the Law because of Jesus, and what living as empowered believers in the New Covenant might be like.