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Grace – Discovering More

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If grace can be decreased in power and effectiveness, hopefully there is a way to increase the same. Paul keeps saying “grace to you” at the beginning of his epistles and Peter tells us to “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” ( 2 Peter 3:18) The first […]

Grace – The Rejection of

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“Legalism” on the “right” side and “Lasciviousness” on the other side are both grace killers. So we need to highlight the warnings from Scripture for each. First the legalist: “Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, […]

Grace – Etymology and Usage

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Let’s look at the derivation of the Greek and Hebrew words for grace and see what we can learn. The Greek word for grace is “charis” – The following definition is from Strongs Concordance: “χάρις charis; (“chairo”, cheer, to be cheerful); graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; […]

Grace – The Definition

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The working definition Bill provides for grace is, “The desire and power to do what God wants me to do” This definition is quite distinct among those evangelical theology has given us. These include: Unmerited Favor This is actually a definition for grace that Bill accepts. But his point is that it is simply inexcusably […]

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