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September
27 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 18; Giving; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 18; Giving; John 15:18.   Grace in giving:   Gracious giving requires an attitude of grace, a sacrificial attitude, an attitude of faith in God’s promises, and an attitude that is free from fear.   Prov...
September
26 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 17; forgiveness giving; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 17; forgiveness giving; John 15:18.   Forgiveness:   Like a legal pardon, forgiveness is a personal pardon in which an individual is never penalized for their sin by the thoughts, words, or actions of the victim.   No one...
September
25 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 16; forgiveness; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 16; forgiveness; John 15:18.   Forgiveness:   Like a legal pardon, forgiveness is a personal pardon in which an individual is never penalized for their sin by the thoughts, words, or actions of the victim or anyone associated with the victim or a witness...
September
23 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 15; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 15; John 15:18.   1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised [literally: stop being shocked – meaning that Peter’s audience keeps on being shocked] at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing [peirasmos], as though some strange thing were...
September
21 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 14; John 15:18.

Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 14; John 15:18.   “The finer the net is woven, the more numerous are the holes.” Catholic theologian Hans Küng.   Having sworn allegiance to the 2,414 canons in the Roman Code of Canon Law, one day he realized his energy was going toward either...
September
20 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 13; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 13; John 15:18.   Just as the Law increased sin so does legalism. Heavy handed rules only promote rebellion, Rom 7, while grace promotes true obedience.   John 15:18 "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you....
September
19 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 12; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 12; John 15:18.   [4th century papyrus that Jesus had a wife … translated and published by Harvard Divinity School] There have been numerous heresies since the time of Jesus of Nazareth, including those contemporaneous to His life on Earth. Pilate, the...
September
18 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 11; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 11; John 15:18.   min – from; beten – womb. The Hebrew combines them into one word – mibeten = from the womb.   David uses mibeten in the Psalms.   Ps 22:9 Yet Thou art He who didst bring me forth from...
September
16 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 10; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 10; John 15:18.   Taboo: Any social prohibition or restriction that results from convention or tradition.   2. Abortion has become one of the greatest distractions to Christianity in recent history.   Gen 2:7a Then the...
September
14 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 9; John 15:18.

Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 9; John 15:18.   Taboo: Any social prohibition or restriction that results from convention or tradition.   2. Abortion has become one of the greatest distractions to Christianity in recent history.   Why am I doing this? It would...
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