Spring/Summer 2016 Issue
The following content is part of the Spring/Summer 2016 Issue. Articles that are in this issue contain information about the biblical truth about self-righteousness, learn how false preachers are twisting grace, find out if it is right for women to speak, teach, or preach in the church, learn what it means to be saved in childbearing, and much more.
- Discovering God’s Heart for People with Disabilities
- Parable: The Two Coats
- What is Liberty in Christ?
- Prideful Christians are Thieves and Robbers
- 14 Biblical Things Christian Women Can Do for God’s Glory
- Divorce: Have Mercy If You Can
- Thinking About Leaving God? Read This…
- This Must Be What Heaven Is Like
- What Does It Mean For A Woman To Be ‘Saved in Childbearing’?
- Let’s Be Clear: What is Self-righteousness?
- Should Women Speak, Teach, or Preach in the Church?
- Grace is NOT an Excuse to be Imperfect
Grace is NOT an Excuse to be ImperfectEstimated Reading Time: 24 minutes
Many Christians embrace grace, but not many Christians truly understand the facts about grace according to the Bible. False preachers have led people to believe that grace is as simple as “God’s favor that we could never earn” and some have even taught that we abound in grace through our imperfections. If this is what you have been taught to believe, take the time to read this article to discover the facts about grace and the falsehoods surrounding it.
This is a twenty-minute article, which is a testimony of why no one should take one scripture and think they know grace.
Grace for the Unsaved:
Why Did We Need Grace?
Grace for the Saved
By the time we read from here to Romans 8:4, we find out that we are able to overcome the letter of the law by walking in the Spirit of God. Christ has fulfilled the law. This does not mean that the law is cast out, rather it is complete so that we can get its righteousness through the free salvation given to us. Christ enabled that to happen.
So, we learn to walk in and be led by the Spirit of God rather than following the letter.
 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. ~Romans 8:13-14 KJV
Christ has given us the Spirit of adoption, which released us from the spirit of bondage to the letter of the law on tablets, which those who did not walk in faith and did not have the Spirit feared.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. ~Romans 8:15 KJV
Walking in the Spirit through faith in Christ keeps us in the Lord’s grace. It keeps us in the Lord’s good favor.
Measure of Grace
Abounding in Grace
Strength Made Perfect in Weakness: Sufficient Grace
Failing the Grace
By this time, hopefully you understand why many of the scriptural salutations in the New Testament end with “grace be with you.” Our major goal is to remain in the favor of the Lord so that we do not fail it. Look to the first scripture I posted. It is a warning for us about people in the church who are turning God’s grace into lasciviousness and denying Christ, which really means that they do not follow Christ because of their prostitution of the meaning of grace.
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