Category Archives: Old Law New Grace

Contrasts and comparisons in the Law-Grace transition.

Spirit Law – No Condemnation

Suspended Sentence.  Not Guilty.  Reasonable Doubt.  Diplomatic Immunity.  How many ways can a person get away with crimes in our land?  The checks and balances in our law ensure the right people are punished.  In God’s courtroom, the law of … Continue reading

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Reverse Sin Psychology

Remember the old reverse psychology trick?  Dooon’t smiiiile!  Dooooon’t smiiiilllle!  Ah – a smile.  How many times as kids did we do the one thing that we were told not to do and not do the any of the things … Continue reading

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Sin Math: It’s all in the counting

In the same way Jesus rose again to live unto God, Paul challenges us to count ourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.  He says, “don’t let sin reign in your mortal body.”  Don’t let it.  … Continue reading

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Work for Wages Trust for Grace

Did you invite any obligatory guests to your wedding?  We had a whole separate category of people who we invited only out of obligation.  Obligatory guests.  We all like to receive what we’re owed, yet if we really think about … Continue reading

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Wanna Piece Of Me? John 6:48-59

Jesus is pushing the boundaries of human understanding again – horizontal physical vs. vertical spiritual.  That’s a theme we’ve seen throughout John.  They are looking for manna as a sign of his power and identity, and Jesus says I’m the … Continue reading

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Follow The Grace

You might be a redneck if ya’ can’t git married to yer sweetheart ’cause there’s a dang law against it. Some laws are meant to be broken, aren’t they?  Not for some people.  They live in a black and white … Continue reading

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Unveiling

Remember Moses’ face shining when he came down from meeting the Lord on Mount Sinai?  And how Jesus’ followers’ hearts burned after meeting him on the road to Emmaus (read Shiny Heartburn)?  I have been thinking more about Moses in … Continue reading

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