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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jun 17, 2013 | Comments (0)


Sixth 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 2:23 - You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?

Legalism is love at first sight until you take a second look!

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

Think Legalism: Speaking is audible.

Feel Grace: Speaking is sensing the meaning.

OLD TESTAMENT: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21

Think Legalism: Then the LORD said to him.
Feel Grace: Then he felt the LORD said to him.

 

Think Legalism: Refuge is a place.

Feel Grace: Refuge is the experience of His Presence.

PSALM: 16

Think Legalism: Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
Feel Grace: Protect me, O God, for in you I have refuge.

 

Think Legalism: Free is from something.

Feel Grace: Free is feeling free from anything.

EPISTLE: Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Think Legalism: For freedom Christ has set us free.
Feel Grace: For freedom Christ has set us free from anything.

 

Think Legalism: To be set is physical.

Feel Grace: To be set is a feeling.

GOSPEL: Luke 9:51-62

Think Legalism: He set His face to go to Jerusalem.
Feel Grace: He set His heart to go to Jerusalem.

 

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

Romans 2:23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law


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