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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Sep 16, 2013 | Comments (0)


Nineteenth 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 8:3 - For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son.

Never mistake legalism for grace. One wants you to make a living, the other helps you make a life!

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

Think Legalism: “Those who Love me” is loving God to be delivered.

Feel Grace: “Those who Love me” are those who feel the Love of God.

OLD TESTAMENT: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

Think Legalism: Those who love me, I will deliver.
Feel Grace: Those who love me, I will deliver.

Let grace turn your life’s mess into a message! 

Think Legalism: “As long as I live” is physical.

Feel Grace: “As long as I live” is the spiritual feeling of being in His Presence.

PSALM: 146

Think Legalism: I will praise the LORD as long as I live.
Feel Grace: I will praise the LORD as long as I live.

Let grace can turn your trial into a triumph!

Think Legalism: “Fight” is about the externals.

Feel Grace: “Fight” is about staying in or out of the Presence.

EPISTLE: 1 Timothy 6:6-19

Think Legalism: Fight the good fight of the faith.
Feel Grace: Fight the good fight of the faith.

Grace has the power to help, just use it! 

Think Legalism: “Listen” is to hear physically.

Feel Grace: “Listen” is to sense the feeling of the Presence.

GOSPEL: Luke 16:19-31

Think Legalism: If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.
Feel Grace: If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.

The benefits of grace are out of this world! 

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

 


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