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October
04 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 23; Giving; John 15:18; Gal 6:6; 1Cor 9.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 23; Giving; John 15:18; Gal 6:6; 1Cor 9.   Paul speaks of the liberality of the Macedonian churches as the grace of giving (2 Cor. 8:1-7). It is a spiritual grace produced in the saint by the Holy Spirit.   Thus, the grace of giving is one of the...
October
03 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 22; Giving; John 15:18; Gal 6:6; 1Cor 9.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 22; Giving; John 15:18; Gal 6:6; 1Cor 9.   Grace in giving:   Continued spiritual growth removes the fear associated by the sin nature with graceful giving as the agricultural analogy shows.   2 Cor...
October
02 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 21; Giving; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 21; Giving; John 15:18.   Grace in giving:   The giving problem in Corinth:   Definition of giving: Giving is an expression of worship which commemorates the grace policy of God. Giving in the Church Age is the...
September
30 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 20; Giving; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 20; Giving; John 15:18.     Grace in giving:   The giving problem in Corinth:   2 Cor 9:1 For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;...
September
28 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 18; Giving; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 18; Giving; John 15:18.   Grace in giving:   1 Tim 6:6 But godliness [living the spiritual life] actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment [capacity].   1 Tim 6:7 For we have brought...
September
27 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 18; Giving; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 18; Giving; John 15:18.   Grace in giving:   Gracious giving requires an attitude of grace, a sacrificial attitude, an attitude of faith in God’s promises, and an attitude that is free from fear.   Prov...
September
26 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 17; forgiveness giving; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 17; forgiveness giving; John 15:18.   Forgiveness:   Like a legal pardon, forgiveness is a personal pardon in which an individual is never penalized for their sin by the thoughts, words, or actions of the victim.   No one...
September
25 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 16; forgiveness; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 16; forgiveness; John 15:18.   Forgiveness:   Like a legal pardon, forgiveness is a personal pardon in which an individual is never penalized for their sin by the thoughts, words, or actions of the victim or anyone associated with the victim or a witness...
September
23 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 15; John 15:18.

Title: Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 15; John 15:18.   1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised [literally: stop being shocked – meaning that Peter’s audience keeps on being shocked] at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing [peirasmos], as though some strange thing were...
September
21 2012
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Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 14; John 15:18.

Thinking with grace rather than justice, part 14; John 15:18.   “The finer the net is woven, the more numerous are the holes.” Catholic theologian Hans Küng.   Having sworn allegiance to the 2,414 canons in the Roman Code of Canon Law, one day he realized his energy was going toward either...
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