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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jul 22, 2013 | Comments (0)


Eleventh 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 4:13 - It was not through the law but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

99% of legalists give the rest a bad name!

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

Think Legalism: Not to raise up is physical.

Feel Grace: Not to raise up is spiritual.

OLD TESTAMENT: Hosea 11:1-11

Think Legalism: To the Most High they call, but He does not raise them up at all.
Feel Grace: To the Most High they worldly call, but He does not raise them up at all.

 

Think Legalism: Love is physical for what is done.

Feel Grace: Love is spiritual for Who He is.

PSALM: 107:1-9, 43

Think Legalism: His steadfast Love endures forever.
Feel Grace: His steadfast Love endures forever in us.

 

Think Legalism: “Above” is a position.

Feel Grace: “Above” is “in” the Presence.

EPISTLE: Colossians 3:1-11

Think Legalism: So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above where Christ is.
Feel Grace: Since we have already been raised with Christ, seek the things that are within where Christ is.

 

Think Legalism: “Life” is physically felt.

Feel Grace: “Life” is spiritually felt.

GOSPEL: Luke 12:13-21

Think Legalism: One's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.
Feel Grace: One's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.

 

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


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