Category: Grace

19
Jun
Righteousness of God

The Righteousness Of God: Part 2

You’re sitting undercover one afternoon and you begin to hear drops of rain on the roof. There’s not many to begin with and then it starts to get heavier. It’s such a beautiful afternoon, so you decide to stand out in the rain. You move out from under the cover of shelter and you just […]

04
Jun
God and His righteousness

The Righteousness From God: Part 1

“The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… for in it the righteousness from God is revealed’.” – Romans 1:16-17 One of the most moving subjects in the Bible, which is at the heart of the Good News, is called ‘the righteousness from God’. What is ‘the righteousness from God’, […]

28
May
faith that is toxic

Toxic Faith

It seems hard to believe that people who have answered Jesus’ call to a life of freedom could so easily lose the sense of joy and relief they first felt. It’s difficult to understand why Christians who have been made free and ‘alive in Christ’ would choose to return to a kind of spirituality that […]

02
Apr
The Bible is full of the Good News

The Good News In All The Bible

Much of the Bible is dedicated to expressing the awesome beauty of God, and then calling upon people to live and reflect Him in their life. When we read these parts of the Bible, it can feel impossibly heavy: ‘How can I possibly live like this? I’m nowhere near the beauties and excellencies of God!’ […]

06
Aug
The condition of grace - repentance

Grasping Hold Of Grace: Repentance

Imagine a man lost the middle of the Atlantic ocean. He doesn’t remember how he got there or where he’s going, all he knows is this endless swimming in circles. No ships in sight, he’s been treading water for hours and now he’s beginning to tire. There’s a very real danger that he will actually […]

30
Jul
God's Saving Grace

The White Flag Of Grace

The subject of God’s grace permeates every aspect of the Gospel, giving it weight and power. The saving acts of God, due to the work of Jesus on the cross and Jesus’ resurrection from the dead bring reconciliation (“atonement”) between people and God. This is why the Gospel is described as a message of hope for […]