Tag Archives: grace

Through the Bible: Matthew 2:19-23 and Luke 2:40

We are going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels. We are on Section III. Today’s post goes through Matthew 2:19-23 and Luke 2:40. (A harmony of the Gospels means Tatian is going through all four Gospels in … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Luke 1:76-80, Repentance and Atonement

Note: This is a very long post. I think it the subject is worth the length of the post. Therefore, I will wait at least three days to post the next one. If you are going through the Bible with … Continue reading

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The Goodness and Severity of God

Behold! Behold the goodness and the severity of God. On those who fell: severity. On you: goodness. If … If you continue in his goodness. Otherwise, you’ll be cut off as a branch from the tree of God like the … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace for Suffering

I have learned from experience about a grace that many of you have wondered about. I know because I have talked with so many people over the years. Having touched it, I want to testify about it. The grace I’m … Continue reading

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God’s Not Disappointed

I watched Ragamuffin last night, and it reminded me of a teaching I did a few years ago. It took root in a lot of people’s hearts, and it would do most of us good to root it there as … Continue reading

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Grace and Mercy Revisited

Little rant I did on Facebook. I think it’s important, very important. So here it is: I get so frustrated with how widespread the confusion is between mercy and grace. I’m reading an article on “communities of grace.” It has … Continue reading

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A Systematic Theology of Early Christianity

So today I am going to give a quick overview of my view–no, the historical and apostolic view–of the Christian life. I am going to leave things out, not on purpose, because spiritual things don’t outline well. Continue reading

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Nothing Shall Separate Us from the Love of God

Today my father-in-law’s “Verse of the Day” talked about Romans 8:38-39, which says that Paul was convinced that no created thing and no trial (nor a bunch of other things) can separate us from the love of God which is … Continue reading

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Leave Those Christians Alone!

Back when I was first diagnosed with leukemia, I thought, “I’m going to trust God. I’m going to live by the grace of God, go through chemotherapy counting it all joy to have fallen into this trial, and be a … Continue reading

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Questions About Salvation

This is an email I wrote this morning. I think it’s anonymous enough to post publicly. 1. What does “saved” mean to me? “Saved” is a big word that means different things in different context. In Romans 5:9-10 for example, … Continue reading

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