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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on May 27, 2013 | Comments (0)


Third Sunday After Pentecost: Bottom Line Spirituality

Unlocking the Gospel Secrets of Spirituality

Discover what difference reading these scriptures while Thinking Leaglism or Feeling Grace can make.

The Grace Language of Jesus

SPIRITUALITY CAN CHANGE OUR LIFE

Jesus took legalistic words and gave them the grace meaning to consciously feel the difference being in the Presence of God in Him.

Legalism and grace work in opposite ways to get into God’s grace. See James 2:10

Legalism is idolatry, depending on something outside ourselves to get what God has already given to us inside our selves. Grace is self-correcting.

Not sure how to apply these? Click here to read the introductory text for the new Bottom Line Meditations

Think Legalism: “High” is a position where the Lord is. “See” is physical.

Feel Grace: “High” is where the Lord is felt within us. “See” is discernment.

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 6:1-8

Think Legalism: I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
Feel Grace: I discerned the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty within me; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.

 

Think Legalism: “Thanks” is physically and audibly heard.

Feel Grace: “Thanks” is conscious and silently felt from within.

PSALM: 138

Think Legalism: I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart.
Feel Grace: I consciously give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart.

 

Think Legalism: “Received” is something you believe in your head.

Feel Grace: “Received” is something you feel in your heart.

EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Think Legalism: The good news I proclaimed to you, you received.
Feel Grace: The good news I proclaimed to you, you received.

 

Think Legalism: “Pressing” is to come closer to touch Him physically.

Feel Grace: “Pressing” is to come closer to feel Him spiritually.

GOSPEL: Luke 5:1-11

Think Legalism: The crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God.
Feel Grace: The crowd was pressing in on him to feel the word of God.

 

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For further study see the follow on Third Sunday After Pentecost Meditation.


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