What church, ministry, religion, trying, striving, and rule-keeping could not accomplish, Grace has.
Because of God’s pure Grace through Jesus Christ upon my life, I no longer…
-believe God’s love is anything like that of my father’s conditional love.
-see spiritual growth as a process of working on my sin, but rather of knowing my righteousness in Christ.
-become unraveled by what people think or don’t think of me.
-worry about my health and future
-need to validate my worth by becoming a celebrity pastor
-succumb to certain sins and temptations
-live ruled by shame, guilt, and a consciousness of sin and rule keeping.
-am inspired by messages to “be a better Christian”, “do more for Jesus”, or “get your life together”
-feel an obligation to isolate, condemn, and speak against people who sin differently than me.
-can overlook the religious spirit prevailing in church-world today.
-feel a need to compel people to be interested in my life who don’t want to be.
-am intimidated by people who disagree with me
-concentrate on what I dislike about a person.
-look down on people who don’t seem as spiritual as me
-read the Bible apart from the context of the new covenant of God’s Grace through the Gospel.
-assume that what people need is more church and to do more spiritual things.
-have to fake my love for Jesus while being suspicious of His goodness
What has God’s Gospel of Grace caused you to no longer…