Grace

Preferring & Serving Others: The Antidote to Selfishness and Pride

Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” In these verses, Paul expresses the antidote to selfishness and pride:  considering others more significant than ourselves. Then in…

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Complete Through the Gospel

You have been made complete through the gospel, the good news that God showed His love, mercy and grace toward you.  Because of this, you extend love, mercy and grace to others, no strings attached: Because you know God loves us, you can love others (1 Corinthians 13:7 – love tries to assume the best…

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What Does it Mean to “Grow in Grace”?

The standard definition of grace in evangelical Christianity is usually summed up with these two words:  “unmerited favor”.  This is a really good definition, but I think it needs to be fleshed out a bit further.  More specifically, grace is God asking us to be with Him, growing in our walk with him. God walked…

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