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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mike Bickle has been teaching at IHOP recently on false ideas we have about the grace of God. I think this is one of the most important things to have straight in our minds and hearts, lest we fall into deception as Peter and Jude warned us:

For certain men have crept in unnoticed...ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny...our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 4)

Grace is receiving what you do not deserve. His grace imparts something positive - God's power that enables us to walk in righteousness and to function in ministry. Grace is the power and the enabling to deny sin. Grace is not something we claim as a license to continue in sin. Grace is only available to us as we rise up, repent, and turn from our sin.

UPDATE: July 2007 - this post is now an article. See "Articles" under "Resources".

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