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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jul 08, 2013 | Comments (0)


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

Romans 3:27 - Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.

I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just legalists.

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

Think Legalism: “To show” is to be seen.

Feel Grace: “To show” is to be felt.

OLD TESTAMENT: Amos 8:1-12

Think Legalism: This is what the Lord GOD showed me.
Feel Grace: This is what the Lord GOD showed me.

 

Think Legalism: “Refuge” is being protected physically by God.

Feel Grace: “Refuge” is feeling protected by God.

PSALM: 52

Think Legalism: See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge in wealth!
Feel Grace: See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge in wealth!

 

Think Legalism: Image is seen.

Feel Grace: Image is felt.

EPISTLE: Colossians 1:15-28

Think Legalism: He is the image of the invisible God.
Feel Grace: He is the image of the invisible God.

 

Think Legalism: Things worry and distract us.

Feel Grace: Not being in the Presence causes worry and distractions.

GOSPEL: Luke 10:38-42

Think Legalism: You are worried and distracted by many things.
Feel Grace: You are worried and distracted about many things.

 

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


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