Grace: The Heart of God

Steve Brown
Wednesday December 16, 2015

grace 101

Life simply won’t work without the safety net of God’s grace. If you’re like me, what defines you and your life includes your issues, your secrets, your need to achieve, your desire to please people and your ambition. It is therefore important to place grace at the very foundation of such a life to understand God’s unconditional acceptance and love. If you don’t and then fail big time (and we all will), your life will end up meaningless and empty.

Jesus Pushed the Elf Off the Shelf, by Kimm Crandall

Guest Bloggers
Tuesday December 1, 2015

grace 101

As the traditions of the holidays swirl around my children, my hope is that they will learn to distinguish the law from the gospel. I want my kids to know that God is not another Santa Claus. I long for them to embrace the fact that they are not capable of being good enough to receive anything but coal in their stockings and that our hope for goodness can only be found in the only One capable of perfection.

Bad Luck, Hot Rocks, and Conscience Letters

Jessica Thompson
Thursday October 29, 2015

grace 101

The gospel tells me that Christ has already given me a righteousness, one that I don’t deserve, one that I could never earn. This righteousness has made peace between God and I. He is no longer looking for ways to punish me. All of the punishment for my sin has already been taken care of at the cross 2000 years ago.

The Exciting Fellowship of Grace

Key Life
Friday September 25, 2015

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The gift of God’s radical grace is the gift of love and intimacy with others. When we accept that God loves us just as we are, it frees us to love others just as they are (even if they’re real pains). Join Steve for “An Evening of Grace” and hear how love like that is the key to revival.

The Sanctifying Work of Grace

Key Life
Friday September 18, 2015

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Many ask, if this grace thing is true—if God loves us unconditionally, if all our past, present, and future sins are covered, if we’re going to heaven no matter what—why bother being good? Join Steve for “An Evening of Grace” and hear why the only people who get any better are those who know that if they don’t get any better, Jesus will still love them anyway.

The Critical Offense of Grace

Key Life
Friday September 11, 2015

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When people hear the message that God isn’t mad at them, many get uptight about it. Why is that? What is it about grace and unconditional love that makes people so angry? Join Steve for “An Evening of Grace” on the Christian Communications Network to find out.

Led To Repentance

Jessica Thompson
Thursday August 20, 2015

grace 101

I pulled over and received my just punishment. I then texted my husband; I was a bit worried about what he would say. I knew the ticket was going to be expensive, and–let’s just say–it wasn’t my first ticket. My husband’s response? “Don’t let it ruin your day.” He showed me kindness. This act of kindness from my husband reminded me of how God shows me kindness when I don’t deserve it; my heart was softened and I was deeply grateful for my husband and his love for me.

It’s Still the Good News

Chad West
Thursday August 13, 2015

grace 101

For years, I’ve been saying that I’m a sinner. But I don’t think people have really believed me. When I say that, I’m not giving you a half-smile and a wink. It’s not a necessary pretense. No, I need the new nature that Christ has given me, the Holy Spirit forming me into his image. I need the resurrection work of God, because I am just as apt to fall to temptation as anyone else.