Cheap Grace?

Greasy Legalism Written by Peter Youngren on April 3, 2007 I have just about seen enough articles, teaching albums, etc. advertised under titles like “Greasy Grace”, “Crazy Grace”, or “Grace Gone Wild”. While I am sure that just about everything can be abused, even grace because the Bible says so. These three titles that warn…

Christian Growth is a Person: Major Ian Thomas

Christian Growth is a Person His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers…

What are “works” which matter to God?

The Work of God Is to Believe Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent. John 6:29 God never calls us to be adequate, but he always calls us to be available. We can be available to his Holy Spirit by trusting his promises through…

Another healing by partaking of bread and wine.

Bye-bye Stones by The NEW COVENANT Church on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 12:32pm By Adrienne Gan In early 2006, my son Mark, then 5 years old, became very sick and was diagnosed with kidney stones in his left kidney. He underwent surgery. In 2007, he again developed kidney stones, this time in his right…

New Covenant Obedience.

Good News Obedience By: Scott McIntyre From: January 2010 Paul warns about disobedience. But what does it mean to obey the Lord? Let’s have a new look at the good news about obedience! Obedience has certainly been the topic of many sermons over the years. From fire and brimstone threats for disobedience, to promises of…

The Exchanged Life.

The Exchanged Life Believers rejoice when they learn that through Jesus’ sacrificial death, burial and resurrection they receive the complete forgiveness of their sins. At the moment anyone confesses Jesus as his Lord and believes in his resurrection he receives the gift of Holy Spirit and a great exchange takes place. The essence of this…

Why are people so offended by the Gospel of Grace?

This is a beautiful article I found on the web. I do not know who wrote it but it just points out exactly what is in my heart: Over the course of the last couple of years in which we have preached a growing revelation of Grace, we have bumped heads with a fair share…

The law of Christ is not the 10 commandments.

A Study of the Law of the New Covenant – the Law of Christ I mentioned the three different groups of people who the Bible speaks about, and the laws that govern each group. The Jews are under the Mosaic Law, the Gentiles are under the law of conscience, and we, the church of God,…

Jesus heals when Communion is taken. Again!

From Andrew Chum, My mother who is 80+ years old, just got back from the doctors with her medical report. Last year she was diagnosed with a pre cancerous condition in her stomach. There were abnormal cells and the stomach lining was also thinning. The doctor who is a christian said that nothing medically could…

Jesus heals while the Communion is taken.

Praise Report from: Myra Pellegrin | Louisiana, USA ICU For A Month, Discharged Within 10 Days After Taking Communion My sister was rolled over twice by an SUV. She was in critical condition and in the ICU for a month. When she was moved to a regular floor in the hospital, the care was awful….

Major Ian Thomas: We are called to bear fruit not produce fruit.

Fruit Bearing Is the Overflow of the Life of Christ in You By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. John 15:8 Fruit bearing is the overflow of the life of Christ dwelling in us. Fruit producing is attempting to live the Christian in our…

Major Ian Thomas: Sanctification is Grace.

Power to Say, “No,” to Ungodliness and, “Yes,” to Righteousness For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age . . . . Titus 2:11-12 Grace is not the freedom to sin,…

Grace vs Good Intentions

Dear All, I have recently been given a wonderful book called TrueFaced and have found it a compelling read. I found the book, well for a better word, “Honest”. I think most people especially Christians tend to place a mask on themselves. We try to look our very best and also do our very best…

Martyn Lloyd Jones on the Message of Grace

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Message of Grace There is a sense in which the doctrine of justification by faith only is a very dangerous doctrine; dangerous, I mean, in the sense that it can be misunderstood. It exposes a man to this particular charge. People listening to it may say, “Ah, there is a…

Let’s answer a tough question! License to sin?

A License to Sin by Darin Hufford The number one complaint I get about the grace message from people is that they feel it’s giving us a license to sin. I am certain I’ve heard this accusation no less than a million times in the last five years. It usually goes something like this: “You…

Grace Notes: The sweat, the blood and the Garden.

Luke 22:44 (New International Version) And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. God said to Adam when he sinned by taking the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Evil, “Physical hardship, painful toil, disappointing vexations, and hard struggle were appointed as…

2 Kinds of Righteousness: Martin Luther

I was so impressed with this passage from Martin Luther’s Commentary on Galatians explaining the difference between works and grace that I thought I’d like to update it and put it in more contemporary English. So here it is. “When we think of righteousness, we think of such things as obeying the laws of our…

Grace Notes:He becomes what you are not.

“I am not.” John 18:17 (New Living Translation) The woman asked Peter, “You’re not one of that man’s disciples, are you?” “I am not.” “I am not the one who was with Him.” Just like that Peter denied Jesus 3 times. As the rooster crow tears began to flow from Peter’s eyes. Peter had been…