Category Archives: mercy

The Steps of The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”  We came to realize that without the risen Jesus we can do nothing, and we humbly surrendered our lives to His control. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they … Continue reading

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Are the Beatitudes shock words?

1) It takes both deeply-felt humility and great courage to let God rule & run your life. (“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”) God is like a window but because of our pridefulness, we … Continue reading

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Riding the tide of God’s grace (an acrostic)

-An acrostic for GRACE– Gathering Reciprocally As Christ’s Ekklesia –Grace releases revival and spiritual awakening by allowing us the blood-bought privilege to ride the tide of Christ’s amazing presence. It allows us to freely experience His mercy, forgiveness, and love, in … Continue reading

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For a holy high–walk in the light!

To walk in the light is to be honest, real, and vulnerable. It is to take off our masks; to come out of hiding, and to let people see what’s really going on in our hearts. It is to open … Continue reading

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Grace ain’t “hyper” — it’s humbling.

Grace is not permission to do wrong. It’s the power to do right!  Grace is mercy, forgiveness, and freedom from sin; not feeling accepted and approved in our sin.  When we admit and turn away from our sin, God’s amazing … Continue reading

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The Right To Grab Some Grace (Is An Oxymoron)

In a culture that continually demands its rights, it is important to remember that there is not a right to grace.  (That’s an oxymoron.)  You can’t just grab some grace and have it your way, like a fast food burger.  … Continue reading

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Spiritual Starvation / Biblical Realities

The 21st Century is suffering from spiritual starvation.  We have cast the realities of biblical language from our vocabulary.  Repentance, obedience, sacrifice, iniquities, self-denial, sin, judgment, salvation, rebellion, eternal life, mercy — these (and other) words that describe real human … Continue reading

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