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

Posts from May 2018

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.

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If Grace is so Amazing, why is it so Offensive?

Unconditional Grace is so amazing! Well, it’s almost unconditional. We are required to believe in Jesus. After that, that’s it. God’s view of justice and forgiveness is so different to ours. We still want a justice that demands payment, or at least favour that is conditional to commitment. God just accepts us fully once we believe in His Son. That notion is so offensive, that humans have tried to add conditions ever since. Grace needs to be balanced, can’t have too much Grace. Grace by itself cannot be trusted. Why? Let’s explore these notions and perhaps we can begin to re-orient our belief system.

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You’ve Got to Love Paul’s Gospel of Grace

Indeed! You’ve got to love Paul the Apostle and is Gospel of Grace. Something happens to a person when they meet Jesus. Paul’s encounter on the Damascus road radically changed him from being a Christ-follower-chasing terrorist to one who followed Christ for the rest of his days. Miraculous! Paul encountered not only a fresh message but the real person of the message. Jesus became Paul’s Lord and the chief source of Paul’s entire message. The Gospel of Grace.

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