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If we're already forgiven, why do we need to repent?
“Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.’” John 4:10
They say that hurt people hurt people. The same can be said of forgiven people — they forgive. When we realize that we truly are forgiven we're able to forgive the people who wrong us. There is so much freedom in that.
Jesus gets you passed the "No Trespassing" sign.
_"Heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss..."_
Grace: an earth-shattering sigh of relief. Have you missed it?
Grace: it really IS amazing!
Are you tired of making promises to God that you don't keep?
I was headed for a lifetime of sleeping on the couch.
By His grace, we are saved. We don’t deserve it, but He gives it to us anyway!
In the end, God will square the score.
Are you running alone?
Even worse than feeling like you don't have enough is feeling like you are not enough. How can you hold on to grace when you constantly see all the ways you don't measure up?
You may have thought that surely by now, you'd be married, or have a baby, or be in better health, or have a better job, or.... How can you live with thanksgiving if you're living with disappointment?
So often we rank sin on a sliding scale from not-so-bad to really, truly awful. But God doesn't see sin that way.
What is your place in this world?
What has God tagged you to do?
God's grace is sufficient for you.
Faith is a gift from God.
Does Jesus expect repayment, as if each week we manage not to mess up royally is an installment against what we owe Him?
Perhaps you are ashamed of something you have done or said. It follows you like a shadow, tapping you on your shoulder. How do you shake off this sin? Can God forgive you? Can you forgive yourself?
Does God's grace have limits? Are some people just too evil to be forgiven?
Are you flooded by life’s challenges just now?
I grew up in a very strict environment. No TV, no jewelry, no competitive sports. Women wear dresses at all times and don’t cut their hair. It was the only way I knew to follow for a long time.
We can get so used to grace that we think we can sin freely and still please God.
Have you ever caught yourself reading the Bible just so you can check it off your To-Do list?
The Christian life of obedience is not about following strict rules.