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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jul 15, 2013 | Comments (0)


Tenth 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 3:28 - For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

When you stop believing in Grace is when you start getting the Law for Christians!

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

Think Legalism: “speak” is audible.

Feel Grace: “speak” is felt.

OLD TESTAMENT: Hosea 1:2-10

Think Legalism: When the LORD began to speak through Hosea.
Feel Grace: When the LORD began to speak within Hosea.

 

Think Legalism: “fortunes” are seen physically.

Feel Grace: “fortunes” are felt spiritually.

PSALM: 85

Think Legalism: You restored the fortunes of Jacob.
Feel Grace: You restored the fortunes of Jacob.

 

Think Legalism: “lives” are physical.

Feel Grace: “lives” are spiritual.

EPISTLE: Colossians 2:6-15

Think Legalism: You have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in Him.
Feel Grace: You have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in Him.

 

Think Legalism: “pray” means saying prayers.

Feel Grace: “pray” means to feel the Presence before saying prayers.

GOSPEL: Luke 11:1-13

Think Legalism: When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name.
Feel Grace: First you pray, then say: Father, hallowed be your name.

 

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


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