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Grace is unfair (thank goodness!)

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of … Continue reading

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‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall…’

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) My first understanding of grace came by way of my worst understanding of me. “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone … Continue reading

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Losing isn’t so bad after all

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Well the Angels won the 7-inning game on my birthday but they lost the 9-inning one. They might as well have phoned in the eighth inning, allowing 7 runs on … Continue reading

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Not so amazing grace?

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2:4 But whoever has been forgiven little loves little. Luke 7:47 Knowing the love of God is a factor of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a factor of confessed sin. … Continue reading

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Grace interrupted

See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God. Hebrews 12:15 How can you fall short of the grace of God? I can understand falling short of the law of God, since we all do that, … Continue reading

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Where grace meets disgrace

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:12-13 What happened? According to this verse there is something disgraceful … Continue reading

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Strengthened by grace

It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace. Hebrews 13:9 Have you ever thought of grace as strengthening you heart? I haven’t until I asked my wife about this and she said, “Oh yes! It’s my only hope.” … Continue reading

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Christ is out!

Let us, then, go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore. Hebrews 13:13 Jesus died “outside the camp” — outside the city walls — and the writer of Hebrews compels us to go out there and join Him. … Continue reading

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Better than we could possibly have imagined

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans … Continue reading

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Grace that is greater than all our sin

“Gee, it’s worse than I thought.” “Yeah but the cross is bigger than I thought.” Jim posted the observations above on our website following Tuesday’s Catch where I commented on what my sin must have looked like to me 45 … Continue reading

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