Category Archives: Grace

Discontentment can sneak up on you

Diminished hope easily leads to a deflated spirit of resignation that gradually becomes justified pessimism or even dark cynicism. Here’s a timely call to extravagant gratitude. Continue reading

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A perpetual dialogue of gratitude

The Christian life cannot be lived as God intended apart from a perpetual dialogue of gratitude toward God and others. Initiate an intentional dialogue of thankfulness today. What if God made you live today on only those things you thanked Him for yesterday? Continue reading

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Expect the unexpected with God

Here is an occasion when people say, “It can’t be done” or “He’s too far gone.” But remember to expect the unexpected with God! Don’t be surprised when the predictable gives way to the unpredictable! Stand in humble awe at the ways of God! Continue reading

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The unexpected ways of God

We easily drift into a discouraged and disillusioned state when we misunderstand the ways of God Newton described here. Continue reading

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God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Why is final judgment based on works?

How do we reconcile judgment based with the fact that “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Continue reading

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Celebrating God’s good gifts

The gifts of God’s grace are spread abundantly among the just and unjust in ways that support and enhance the lives of all. As it is in the world that God has given, so it is in the world that his creatures fashion. Continue reading

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