Category: law and grace

Make no covenant with Nahash

There is a war going on which has been the case since the beginning. It is a war between Life and Death. The way this war manifests in the Church is that one side throws spears at the other and vice versa. One side accuses the other of being...

Don’t be entangled again

There has been a change of Covenant between God and man which is not based upon our ability to obey His laws but upon His promise. When we start being badgered into whether or not we are holy or whether or not we are being obedient to God we...

To those who the called–Good.

Yesterday I heard the DJ on a Christian radio station give his little preach on Romans 8:28. You know one of those little preaches at the end of the News segment which is supposed to encourage you and me? These days I can barely listen to what passes as...

Hating sin and loving the sinner?

Contrary to popular belief God is not focused upon sin. Focusing upon sin in our own lives instead of our Righteousness causes us to judge others and even to hate!...

Trying hard to be righteous?

The people of the world will tell you that being a good person is all that is needed. They may even quote Jesus and say, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and you shall surely be okay with God—right? Who needs to be a...

Can you hear grace?

I read a lot of “Christian” teaching that tells us to make sure we are keeping God’s Ten Commandments. They seem to think that a Christian is still under the Law of Moses. Can you hear the message of Grace? Abraham was imputed as righteous simply because he believed...

Who has bewitched you?

When Paul asked the Galatians “Who has bewitched you?,” he used a word not used any other time in Scripture.  The word he used tells us so much about why we so easily set aside the grace of God.  Gal 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that...

The just shall live by faith

I heard a Christian song recently in which was sung “I will live my life for You.” It is this idea I want to investigate and preach on. Do we live our life for God? Almost all believers will say yes of course we do! Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5…...

Enmity Abolished

Jesus is a Peacemaker – Literally. He took Jew and Gentile into Himself when He hung upon the cross and made One New Man from the two. There is a war that has raged in the earth since the fall of mankind between Law and Grace. The two trees...

The purpose of the commandment

Yesterday we saw briefly that the Apostle Paul was given a commandment(epitage)from Jesus Himself to turn Gentiles from darkness to light through the preaching of the Gospel of grace. We saw that he goes on to tell Timothy, “to charge(paraggellō) some to preach no other doctrine”, and then says that “the purpose...

The Law is for sinners

In this passage Paul lays out many things against those who are going astray and he uses the words like: charge, commandment, law, lawfully, command. We are normally told that Paul is exhorting us to keep with the old testament commandments but it is the opposite that Paul is...

Has the Law been set aside?

Heb 7:18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, Heb 7:19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. (NKJV) Heb...

Stop trying to be holy

If we  practice law living we point at ourselves with an accusing finger – not good enough – try harder! We cannot help but compare ourselves to others to see if we are keeping up appearances. The Devil laughs, for though we think we are getting more holy he...