Posts Tagged 'unmerited favor'

God’s Grace Has Spiritual Standards

April 8th, 2019

God’s Grace Has Spiritual Standards

Titus 2:11-12 (KJB) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.

God’s grace is not just a “spiritual throw blanket” for use in covering our sin.  Or to allow us to do anything we want.  Putting on God’s grace comes with a choice, a cost, His standards, and holy expectations.

God’s ...

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An Infamous Convict

April 3rd, 2019

An Infamous Convict

Matthew 27:16 (KJB) And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Just what exactly makes a prisoner notable?

Luke 23:18-19 Luke minced no words in calling Barabbas a murder!

John 18:40 John called Barabbas a robber.

Mark 15:7 Mark accused Barabbas of plotting against Rome.

It seems this man was mentioned in all the gospels and each author penned different crimes he committed.  Barabbas was not a low-level criminal but one who seemed to have an ongoing history of ...

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Unmerited Favor, Spiritual Beauty, and Blessings

October 31st, 2017

Unmerited Favor, Spiritual Beauty, and Blessings

Romans 5:6 (KJB)   For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Salvation is a work of God inside the softened heart of man.  This work is always unmerited or undeserved.

A work of salvation is accomplished inside a weak man who is without strength.  A man who cannot ever obtain salvation on his own merit or strength for spiritual regeneration of a heart takes the power and presence ...

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A Clear Conscious Joyfully Serves God

April 21st, 2017

A Clear Conscious Joyfully Serves God

2 Corinthians 1:12 (KJB)   For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

There is much joy and rejoicing among those who are able to entertain a clear conscious before God.  Nothing makes the heart of man sing louder than one who has confessed ...

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