Category Archives: Grace

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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Troubled dust, but dust that dreams

Rest securely and confidently in what God has done for you in Christ! And remind yourself often that…. Continue reading

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Where is God when we suffer?

God is an active presence in the midst of trouble, hardship and suffering. Continue reading

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Does grace lead to responsibility?

“Mercy is not effectively received unless it is shown, for God’s mercy transforms. If God’s mercy does not take root in the heart, it is not experienced. Forgiveness not shown is forgiveness not known.” Continue reading

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Do you forgive or enable?

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The workers in the vineyard

Take some time to discover how much there is to learn from Jesus’ parable on the workers and the vineyard. Continue reading

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