Love, Grace, Mercy

Love, grace, mercy – Here are three words we can use to describe God. Grace and mercy are two sides of love. In mercy, God withholds from us the judgment we deserve. In grace, he pours upon us the blessings we don’t deserve. Mercy  – the God of mercy, the mercy of God  “Lord, have […]

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Before We Ever Think Of Giving Ourselves To God, We Must Look At All He Has Given To Us.

2 Corinthians 7:2-8:7 We may face difficult circumstances. We may experience much suffering. In all of this there is one thing we must never forget: ‘God… comforts the downcast’(7:6). He lifts us up when we are down. He enables us to ‘excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness, in […]

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“The Heart of the Church”

In his book, A Half Century of Theology, G C Berkouwer has a chapter on “The Heart of the Church” (Chapter 4). In this chapter, he is concerned to emphasize the importance of the doctrine of election: “If we take seriously the conviction that election lies at the cor ecclesiae, at the heart of the […]

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God’s Grace And Our Faith

The relationship between grace and faith is neither (a) co-operative nor (b) coercive. (a) We do not contribute to our own salvation. It is always, “Nothing in my hands I bring, simply to Thy Cross I cling.” We do not come to the Lord with our religion in one hand and our morality in the […]

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