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Grace plus nothing equals more than enough

Grace plus nothing equals more than enough. Was just pondering on grace and what it means. Quite simply to better understand grace continually is continually life-changing, and continuing to become more Christ-like. Romans 3:22-24 (NIV) This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 5:1-2 (NIV) Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord...

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Morals & acceptability and Marriage – overall a sorry state…?

From the BBC website: Issues relating to the decline in marriages – it looks like in particular ‘religious’ marriages. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12365921 (opens in new window). Is the UK really loosing its tradition in this area? Is this at least one area where perceived tradition perhaps has a place? I think so. Is it too easy to be a ‘partnership’ or other, and traditional family unit values have been too undermined so as to almost make them un-valued, basically irrelvant in many ways – afterall, marriage is mentioned in the Bible a number of times. Sure, marriages are not perfect –...

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A collection of random thoughts…

Jesus is the way, the truth, the life. Where there is true light, the darkness cannot also be. Restored relationship with God the Father is found through Jesus alone. On-going and being re-shaped clay vessel. Build on solid foundations, not on the sand. Love, hope and faith transcend knowledge, even though knowledge can sometimes be good. History either points forward or back to the Cross. Today and everyday we remember the Cross. The Bible is more than a story or a simple instruction book for life. It is made alive by the Holy Spirit in us, a library of...

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Swearing / blaspheming – there’s nothing @!*%$(^ wrong with it…

First, some definitions in this context: Swear at: ‘To use abusive, violent, or blasphemous language against; curse.’ Blaspheme: ‘To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.’ Of course God is above such things as swearing – but it doesn’t make swearing right or helpful, or mean we have to choose to put up with it. From experience one of the reasons for blasphemy and swearing is to cause problems. The reality is, is there ever any real need to use such language to make a point?   Swearing ‘acceptable’ Swearing has become more ‘acceptable’...

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