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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jul 29, 2013 | Comments (0)


Twelfth 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 4:14 - For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless.

I love being legalistic. It's so great to find that special person you want to annoy for the rest of their life!

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

Think Legalism: To touch God “Hands” is physical.

Feel Grace: To touch God “Hands” is spiritual.

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

Think Legalism: When you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; your hands are full of blood.
Feel Grace: When you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; your hands are full of blood.

 

Think Legalism: “Summons” is calling physically.

Feel Grace: “Summons” is calling spiritually.

PSALM: 50:1-8, 22-23

Think Legalism: God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Feel Grace: God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

 

Think Legalism: “Faith” is belief in things not seen.

Feel Grace: “Faith” is feeling things not seen.

EPISTLE: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Think Legalism: Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Feel Grace: Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

 

Think Legalism: The Kingdom is a place.

Feel Grace: The Kingdom is felt within us.

GOSPEL: Luke 12:32-40

Think Legalism: It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Feel Grace: It is your Father's good pleasure to give in you the kingdom.

 

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

For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless


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