Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ooh baby...

"The gospel (good news) is a result of God's grace (Gal. 1: 6-9). Grace is presented as sufficient and Christians are called by grace (2 Cor. 12: 7-10, Gal. 1: 15). Man is saved by grace, the heart is established by grace, and we are justified by grace (Eph. 2: 5, 8, Heb. 13: 9, Tit. 3: 7). Moreover, we render acceptable service by grace and grace imparts everlasting consolation (Heb. 12: 28, 29, 2 Thes. 2: 16). God's grace also makes us better people and helps us in time of need (I Cor. 15: 9, 10, Heb. 4: 16)."

want more evidence that we should be teaching grace?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A divine influence upon my heart!!

"Grace is at the center of the redemptive process, and its "divine influence upon the heart" is extremely important in understanding redemption. In the New Testament this aspect is strongly emphasized. In the Book of Acts we see that Stephen's martyrdom resulted in a scattering of the disciples out of Jerusalem. Some went to Antioch and preached to the Greeks, and "a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord" (Acts 11:21).

When the church at Jerusalem heard this, they had Barnabas investigate the matter since this was an early outreach to the Gentiles. There he saw "the grace of God" (v. 23); the grace of God produced a visible change in these Gentiles. Later Paul taught the Ephesian elders about "repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" (20:21). His goal was to "finish [his] course" and fulfill "the ministry, which [he had] received of the ! Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God" in Jerusalem (v. 24).


Monday, December 22, 2008

The gospel of grace is an "already finished" message.

"The gospel of grace is an “already FINISHED” message. II Cor.5:17 says,”Therefore if any person is in Christ he IS a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [the previous) HAS passed away. Behold, the fresh and new HAS come!” Lot’s of past tenses there!

As a result we have a RIGHTEOUSNESS that can never be contaminated.
We have an ACCEPTANCE that can never be questioned.
We have a a STANDING that can never be invalidated. (Nothing and no one can ever prevent us our right to rest in His presence).
We have a JUSTIFICATION that can never be reversed.
We have a SEAL that can never be violated. (Our Father has positioned us in His Son and put upon us the seal of the Holy Spirit!).
We have an INHERITANCE that can never be denied.
We have a SALVATION that can never be annulled.
We have a FORGIVENESS that is total and can never be rescinded.
We have BLESSING that can never be interrupted.

As a result, we have a MESSAGE that can never be repressed.

by Jim Hoag

Sunday, December 21, 2008

being full of confidence...approach Him !!!

To the degree that you lack confidence in any area of your Christian walk, is the degree to which you have not had a revelation of what Jesus has done for you in that area.

To the degree with which you live with shame or guilt is the degree to which you have not understood the bible.

Any reading of the bible, or any teaching that removes your confidence in any area of your Christian walk, needs to be adjusted.

These are radical statements. But the wonderful thing is that Jesus did something radical for the Father in the power of the spirit, that bought us this confidence in which we now stand. There was no easy way and no cheap price.

Now the enemy would love to convince you that this glorious freedom and power is not available to every believer. He defiantly want to convince you that your not worthy of confidence. He would love to convince you that you are not good enough, don’t do enough or have not performed well enough to have confidence in the various areas of our lives. If he, who is the father of all lies can succeed in this…he can succeed in incapacitation you…if he can deceive enough Christians in this…the enemy can incapacitate the whole church...

Wayne Duncan

Thursday, December 18, 2008


“The more we hear the "pure" grace of the gospel, and believe in, and meditate on the finished work of Jesus Christ, the more we realize and experience the amazing grace of GOD in our own lives.

It sets us free from sin consciousnes amd condemnation.
It allows us to enter boldly into His presence and rest, and through His Love, we have love, joy and peace...amen...amen...amen!

Ephesians 2:4–64But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

This is the position we have in Christ, and as we accept His grace and trust in Him, we will see what GOD will do for us, in us, and through us! How AWESOME when we realize that by Christs obedience, we have recieved the gift of righteousness...Hallelujah

I am free to run
I am free to dance
I am free to live for You
cause I am free...

Hallelujah...Thank you Jesus...amen...amen...amen!”

Written be Russell Fuller

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

...THE life giving ingredient...

A friend of mine, Lourine Welding wrote this with regards to the gospel of grace…and staying IN Him...

“That's how it happens, it's not just a snack or hors'd voure (however you spell that), not just the main or dessert, it is in fact the substance of all food, it is the life giving ingredient, the nourishing food of life, the staple diet, it can be packed and chilled for say a prayer meeting or barbequed over open fire.. say a long smokey meeting.... you can always have more as it is a space creator so you don’t get too full cuz it oozes right out of you to other hungry spirits and it never goes off as it is in fact the best preservative. it can be served wonderfully with say... a nice looking salad (this might be a few handles on beautiful ways to spur each other on to the good colorful works prepared for us all in advance) red (tomatoes) for fiery worship or green (lettuce) for giving or yellow (yellow peppers) for praying in the Son's name or encouraging like the salad dressing that's sprinkled over everything same as the salt in our speech. but....! the point is it is all served with grace! and if you therefore starve yourself or leave out the staple, most important food…you will be malnourished and eventually die!”

Hungry?? Thats the point, now go and feast on GRACE!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

"See, again, how the Lord uses the law in the case of the woman taken in adultery (John 8). The scribes and Pharisees bring her before Him in a most wicked way, hoping to entrap Him. If He said, Stone her, He was no more a Saviour than the law; if He said, Do not stone her, He was breaking the law. The Lord does not weaken the authority of the law, but He applies light to them all, telling them, "He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her." They found they were in the presence of God, and they went out, one by one, owning practically that they had all sinned, and were under the condemnation of the law. They felt the detecting power of God - the veil was taken away, and they could not bear it."

I find that most interesting...For us living in the NT....when we are in Gods presence, or at least aware of Him, we become heightened to the the fact that we are in need of His grace, because we NEED it (our righteousness is as filthy rags we remember, our works count for nothing when it comes to His favour)...BUT...the further we are away from Him (His presence), even in our minds, we become unaware of our NEED for His grace and so "Law" preaching does not "bother" us...if we are experiencing a mixture of law and grace we don't see it because we are so unaware of Him, we feel condemnation and guilt but we think we are supposed to be feeling that.............

SO when we preach grace, we bring believers back into an awareness of Jesus' fininshed work, it brings us into a deeper understanding of who we are and "seats" us (in our minds at least) once again where we are supposed to be, in heavenly places, in the presence of God....we become aware of our need for a saviour on an ongoing basis and so embrace GRACE even more..

Make sense ??

Saturday, December 13, 2008

that evangel

"Yes, Paul was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. It is that gospel, that evangel, which he preached (evangelised) at Rome, at Corinth, at Ephesus, at Galatia. It is that which he preached to the Colossians, the Thessalonians, and the Philippians. It is that which he preached to both Jew and Greek. And it is that by which God saved His people, adding them to the church, building the church, and sustaining the church. Why? Because it is the power of God unto salvation. It is effective. It works! It saves! It is God’s means of saving His people and building His church… and nothing else is."

Ian Potts

Friday, December 12, 2008


So i just got to ask.....for you those of you that watched him.......what do you think of Brian Regan (11 posts down)


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Say NO to self righteousness

"Many people are worried about the effect of unrighteousness in the church. But the fact is that it isn't unrighteousness, but self-righteousness that presents the greatest threat."

Steve McVey

  • For unrighteousness, Jesus paid the price...once for all
  • For self righteousness, we pay the price...continuously

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The fact of the matter...

"The fact of the matter is this: Christianity isn’t about what we do. Neither entering nor living the Christian life revolves around doing. It has only to do with Jesus Christ and nothing else. I didn’t say we won’t do anything so please don’t read into my words something I haven’t said. Of course Christians do, but we don’t do to be good Christians. We do precisely because we are good Christians. We’re good Christians, not because of anything we may do or not do, but because our good God has put His good Spirit in us where He lives and defines us, giving us our very identity. Your goodness has nothing to do with anything you do. It’s because of what He has done. "

Steve McVey

I love the way Steve puts it and I suppose if you think about it really hard, good Christians SHOULD inveriably KNOW they are sons...maybe one day we wont really be called Christians but sons of wouldnt that be awesome...all Christains KNOWING they are sons...

Monday, December 8, 2008


"This gospel is the Good News that Christ died for our sins, was entombed, and has been raised from among the dead. This gospel is not one fact, but three. It is not only that Christ died for our sins; it is also that He was entombed, AND that He has been raised. The resurrection is indispensible! Apart from His resurrection, His death would have no saving value. "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain--you are still in your sins" is the inspired statement found in 1 Corinthians 15:12-19. His resurrection distinguishes Him from all other spiritual leaders. Others have lived, taught, performed miracles and died. Jesus Christ is the only One Who died for our sins, has been raised, and now lives as the Saviour of the world. "


Friday, December 5, 2008


"The grace made available by Jesus Christ is one of the main differences between the Old and New covenants. Grace is THE central characteristic of the Gospel, and we must understand its meaning to understand the New Testament. "


Thursday, December 4, 2008

reigning through the finished work of Jesus...

"Satan never has anything that was his own. He used man’s authority and dominion. And he uses God’s Law, twisted it and bashed man.He quoted Scripture in his first confrontation with Jesus"

"When we preached Grace, we enforced the Victory. For hundred of years, we preached a watered down gospel. We preach the Law from our pulpit instead of His grace.
Instead of overcoming sin, we became sin-conscious. Instead of reigning, we struggled. Now is the time. Grace is the key to bringing back the miraculous to Church."

2Co 5:17 So that if any one is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2Co 5:18 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
"As a new man, we are called to take this to our friends, family and the world.
This is our Destiny and what a privileged one. To take back everything the Devil has stolen. We are to crush him everywhere we go with this Gospel of Grace.
We are called to preach the Gospel (of grace), heal the Sick and set the oppressed free."

Alex Choo

Monday, December 1, 2008

Old vs comparison really

2 Corinthians 3

The Commandments (LAW)-------------The New Covenant (GRACE)

written on tablets of stone (v. 4) -------written on the heart
the letter that kills (v. 6) ---------------the Spirit that gives life
a ministry that brought death (v. 7) ----a ministry that brings life
engraved in letters on stone (v. 7) ------ministry of the Spirit
came with glory (v. 7) ------------------even more glorious
the ministry that condemns (v. 9) ------the ministry that brings righteousness
no glory now in comparison (v. 10) -----the surpassing glory
it came with glory (v. 11) ---------------much greater glory
it is now fading away (v. 11) ------------the ministry that lasts