Originally posted on His Grace Is Enough:
“How do we run the good race?” Often we equate this question by performing and serving Christ to win the ultimate prize of salvation the “crown of life”. Thus from young we are encouraged to be pauline in our enthusiam to fight “the good fight” and “run the…

Dying daily vs. Having died.

  Denying yourself I have often received much questions and objections towards the teaching of grace and “resting in the finished work”, by being posed the question “but Jesus said “Deny yourself and take up your cross”. As such, many believers clam, we preach a “laxed gospel”.  Many of such believers, good hearted as they…

Originally posted on the gospel of grace:
work OUT “work out your salvation with fear and trembling – Philippians 2:12-13” Let’s have a brief English 101 on verb and noun Verb = an action word. Example : “Work”Noun =  people, places or things. Example : “Work” “Work” can be a noun or a verb in…

Precious Grace

Precious Grace   Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound) That sav’d a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.-John Newton “There but for the grace of God go I.”   “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore…

Charles Spurgeon gives 7 reasons why Grace does not lead to sin.

The Doctrines of Grace Do Not Lead to Sin A Sermon(No. 1735)Delivered on Lord’s Day Morning, August 19th, 1883, byC. H. SPURGEON,At Exeter-Hall.   “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under…

Forgiveness

I stumbled across this article and thought it shares my thoughts on forgiveness. Rather similar to something I posted earlier. I hope it blesses you the same manner it blessed me. “Forgiveness We have discussed how salvation is eternal, but if that is true, what happens when we sin, do we still need to ask…

Reconciling Grace and the Fear of God.

How to truly fear God! Psalm 130:4 (New International Version) 4 But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I have always come across may who claim that by telling other people God is most ready to forgive your sins will make people take God for granted. I wonder have you been accused…

Charles Spurgeon on “law and grace”.

Here’s a sermon from Charles Spurgeon on “Law and Grace”. Does he not sound like someone who we know? Here’s a hint, he is a Singaporean. “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”—Romans 5:20. There is no point upon which men make greater mistakes…

Why are we not experiencing forgiveness?

I read an article which on 1 John 1:9 which says that there is a difference between positional and experiential forgiveness. It says while we have positional forgiveness we must confess our sins to experience relational or experiential forgiveness.  Before I begin, let me first say that I hate sin, I am all for a…

Did Bill Johnson say that?

Dear friends, I am attending Bill Johnson’s seminar this March. I thought it would be great to share something about him. He is the pastor of Bethel Church. That is the church Jesus Culture comes from. Here’s something I picked up from Paul Ellis. Enjoy this while I finish an article on “God punishing His…

Experiencing His Presence

By Kim Chang My mother, Janet, had late-stage cancer. She had a lump growing on the right of her neck since 2009. One day, my cousin Julia brought some friends from her church, tNCC, to pray for my mother. While they were praying, I felt the Lord’s presence. My father also saw my mother receiving…

I wonder what made God just take Enoch away?

Genesis 5:24 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Many people quote this verse and say Enoch walked ‘faithfully’ as in works and holiness with God. Unfortunately this is not true. Enoch did not walk faithfully with God. The right way of interpreting this verse is…

Did God really want to put Israel under the 10 commandments?

Was it God’s original intent to bring the Hebrews to receive the covenant of Moses (the 10 commandments)? This passage precedes the passage where the 10 was given. Exodus 19:5 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all…

More verses, terms and sayings we commonly misunderstand

Good evening. Continuing with the series, here are a couple of sayings which we take for granted without understanding the background of what they really mean. Superficially they seem to suggest that one can either lose one’s salvation and/or that there is a limitation to God’s forgiveness in Christ. “disqualified for the prize/being a castaway”…

Verses we so commonly misunderstand.

Good morning. I am starting a series on verses which I believe have been wrongly interpreted (as far as I am concerned). This is of course a work in progress. Your comments are welcome. However please refrain from words like “this is from the it of hell” or “heresy”. A nice … “but it actually…

Obedience. After the cross.

Good News Obedience By: Scott McIntyre From: January 2010 Found in: The Gospel of Grace 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…

Going or gone?

2 Corinthians 3:11 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. I was reading my bible and came across this verse today. As you note this is from the King James bible. I noted in the NIV it says: 2 Corinthians 3:11 11 And if what…

What is the wide gate?

Matthew 7:13-14 The Narrow and Wide Gates 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” I have always…

Would confessing your sins help you if you sin willfully?

Many people argue that when we sin we must confess our sins for God to forgive us. If you know me I have telling people that their sins have been forgiven once and for all and that 1 john 1:9 is written to gnostics and not the believer. Hence John was using this verse to…