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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jun 24, 2013 | Comments (0)


Seventh 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 3:20 - No one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law.

Legalism is like someone who after taking the trash out, gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house!

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

Think Legalism: Prosperity is physically seen.

Feel Grace: Prosperity is spiritually felt.

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 66:10-14

Think Legalism: For thus says the LORD: I will extend prosperity to her.
Feel Grace: For thus says the LORD: I will extend prosperity to her.

 

Think Legalism: We rejoice at what we see.

Feel Grace: We rejoice at what we feel.

PSALM: 66:1-9

Think Legalism: You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice.
Feel Grace: You shall see because your heart shall rejoice.

 

Think Legalism: Sow means to do things for the Spirit.

Feel Grace: Sow means to feel things in the Spirit.

EPISTLE: Galatians 6:1-17

Think Legalism: If you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit.
Feel Grace: If you sow to the Spirit, you will feel eternal life from the Spirit now.

 

Think Legalism: His harvest is things God does.

Feel Grace: His harvest is His Presence we feel.

GOSPEL: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Think Legalism: Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Feel Grace: Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

 

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


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