What does “living for God” mean?

Galatians 2:20 Darby Translation (DARBY)  20I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, *I*, but Christ lives in me; but [in] that I now live in flesh, I live by faith, the [faith] of the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself for me.   People often quote Galatians 2:20 and…

God renovated heaven to keep you in!

  We must understand that the idea of repenting from our sins, and asking for forgiveness from God to be forgiven, is not a Christian concept but a Jewish concept. We must note that there is a difference between John the Baptist’s ministry and what God did for you on the cross, when He baptized…

4 reasons why Jesus made the New Covenant Better….

Hebrews 2:1-3 1We must give our full attention to what we were told, so that we won’t drift away. 2The message spoken by angels proved to be true, and all who disobeyed or rejected it were punished as they deserved. 3So if we refuse this great way of being saved, how can we hope to…

Originally posted on His Grace Is Enough:
Is the teaching of Radical Grace “Strange Teachings” permeated by “Wolves in Sheep Skins”? We are often told that this new teaching of Radical Grace as “strange teachings” by the conventional church. As such when many conservative interpreters of the Bible teach their congregation not to be “blown…

Originally posted on His Grace Is Enough:
TRANSFORMATION GIVING: Genesis 3 and 4 Abel was the 2nd son to Adam and Eve. A careful reading of the Bible clearly points out to you that he was not the favoured son. Cain was. God had promised after the fall of Adam and Eve, a man born…

The Son of Man has no place to rest His head

In the past when I read the verse “The Son of Man has no place to rest his head, when foxes have holes and birds have nest”, I would think that Jesus was a poor man who had no home. Today I discovered he was quoting Isaiah 62: 6-7   “I have set watchmen upon…

Originally posted on Joyfully Growing in Grace:
In discourse with those in Law ‘keeping’ sects, this question inevitably comes up, “Don’t you ever sin after you’re saved?” or the statement, “You must repent over and over when you sin.”  In legalistic circles in churchianity, one might hear the phrase, “Well, if they sin, they must not have…

Q and A: Falling away from grace when we sin….

  Hi Simon! Thanks for the reply. These are a lot of articles, so please allow me to focus only on some of them. It seems that there are many things we hold in common. To facilitate efficiency of discussion, let me first state what I believe in so we won’t have to further argue…

Did Christ ask us to obey the 10 commandments? Q and A

So is the author saying that what James taught the Christians in Chapter 2 is simply a misinformed teaching? That it is a false teaching? I’m also not convinced with the explanation regarding the abolishment of the Mosaic law involved the abolishment of the moral law (the 10 commandments). Remember when the Rich Young Man…

How to grieve the Holy Spirit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKw2Jrv0o8

We do not grieve the Holy Spirit by sinning. You grieve Him by telling others they are still under condemnation. See Ephesians 4:30. You grieve the Spirit by not administering grace. You also insult the Spirit by saying the blood of Jesus needs to clean you over and over again. See Hebrews 10:26 onwards. If you tell people you need to ask for forgiveness over and over again, you actually insult and grieve the Spirit.

Question and Answer: What about Works, Falling from Grace and Being Disqualified?

What about Matthew 25:31-46? The “accursed” were calling Jesus “Lord” (v 44). And when Jesus explained why they were accursed, he didn’t say “because you didn’t believe,” but instead, enumerated the WORKS they did not do (v 41-43). Here are the other verses speaking about the importance of works:cf Philippians 2:12-14 “So then, my beloved,…

Are we preaching a diluted Gospel?

A brother wrote to me out of great concern and had said that we might be preaching a diluted gospel. I thought this is a pertinent question that every grace believer will be confronted with. I thought it good that I reproduce his concerns and my answers to him.    “What are your thoughts in…

How do we become “doer(s)” of the Word? Mark Boyce

I just came across this brilliant article by Mark. I found it really insightful and I just had to share.     Doer of the Word by Mark Boyce.   James 1:22, But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves; Religion thinks today that being a “doer of the Word” is doing…

We have been awarded best Christian blog of the week.

Best Christian Blog of the Week Award! I received any email today and it led me to a site http://bestchristianblogoftheweek.blogspot.com/. When I clicked the web link, I was surprised to find out that we were given the ‘Best Christian Blog of the Week’ Award. I didn’t even know this website existed and that there are actually…

“Crucifying the Son of God all over again” explained.

Hebrews 6:4-6 (New International Version)   4It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, 6if they fall away, to be brought back to…

Fences around the well: the Samaritan Woman

Dear All, Just wanted to share with you some notes on the Samaritan woman and Jesus. They are found in my photo albums as slides. Do enjoy and may the Lord set you free.  Be blessed…Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#!/photo.php?pid=4858895&id=753077011 Simon

Originally posted on His Grace Is Enough:
MARRIAGE THROUGH HEBREW EYES BY LARRY FASEL Proverbs 18:22 22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD. (NKJV) Proverbs 19:14 14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers: But a prudent wife is from the LORD. (NKJV) A student…

Why I don’t believe 1 John 1:9 is written to believers.

  Reason No: 1 You have to agree that a believer is still a sinner.   I find it strange that many suggest that when John wrote the words. “if you confess your sins,” he actually dedicated it to Christians in 1 John 1:9. Reading the text here, the Greek actually says “If you agree…

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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…