Grace, Law

Saving Grace and Serving Grace

Grace is God’s unmerited favor and help. I started learning about it early in life, but school isn’t out yet. My godly grandfather etched the words of the hymn “Amazing Grace” into my memory by frequently humming, whistling or singing that hymn, his favorite, in his home, in the car, at work and in the assembly. It meant so much to him because, he said, he was a wretch who had been saved by grace and he would never forget it. It would do us all good to share that ...

Grace Makes A Difference

(Excerpt from Notes on Leviticus) Nothing can be more dishonoring to the pure grace of the gospel than the supposition that a man may belong to God while his conduct and character exhibit not the fair traces of practical holiness. "Known unto God are all His works," no doubt; but He has given us, in His holy Word, those evidences by which we can discern those that belong to Him. "The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, 'The Lord knoweth them that are His.' And, '...

Four Ways That God Saves (Ps. 107)

One of the most effective tools in the advertising industry is the personal testimonial. Marketers will often utilize this strategy to create interest in a particular product that they want the public to try. One reason why it is so effective is because it relates in a very personal way in which an item has changed someone’s life—in some cases dramatically and often irrefutably. Just as the testimonial is very effective in the world of advertising, the personal testimony is very effective in communicating how God has changed us. We are reminded in 1 Peter 3:15: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear”.  We should always be ready to tell others why there is a difference in our lives.

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