Mercy, Grace, And Favor /4

Gods’ Grace: Restraining Or Restoring? The theory is that it is easier to ask for forgiveness than to seek permission. While it may seem simpler in the moment to rush past our conscience and better judgment, the consequences of that decision very often result in our wishing we had not (Note 1). There is less […]

Mercy, Grace, And Favor /3

God’s saving grace, given through Christ on the cross, is unfathomable. And the only answer to our sinful state. Today’s post is a prayer that captures the dichotomy of these two truths. O Lord of Grace The world is before me this day, and I am weak and fearful, but I look to thee for […]

Mercy, Grace, And Favor /2

Our Sun And Our Shield For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:1 NKJV Here is our prayer today: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon […]

Mercy, Grace, And Favor /1

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 1 Corinthians 1:3 NLT The story is told that one day Francis of Assisi gathered his friends at a remote monastery in central Italy. When he asked them about their journeys, each brother had an exciting tale to report. One had […]

Salvation

Have hope. We are more than sinners saved by grace. We are a new creation in Christ.

On Salvation

Looking in the wrong place? We come to salvation and sanctification through acceptance of the gift of Jesus Christ (His death and resurrection). And not through asking for forgiveness of sin. Salvation cannot be achieved by pleading, but rather only accepted as a gift of grace through surrender.

On Grace. And Love.

We love because God first loved us. If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen. The command that Christ has given us is this: whoever loves God must love others also. […]

God’s Mulligan: Amazing Grace

Wikipedia, with whom I have a love hate relationship, defines a mulligan as “a second chance to perform an action, usually after the first chance went wrong through bad luck or a blunder.” Here is what the Bible, a somewhat more authoritive resource than Wikipedia, has to say about mulligans: Then the word of the […]