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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Aug 26, 2013 | Comments (0)


Sixteenth 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 7:6 - But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Grace people love legalists. People say they have no taste, but they love them gracefully!

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

Think Legalism: Let you hear audibly.

Feel Grace: Let you feel consciously.

OLD TESTAMENT: Jeremiah 18:1-11

Think Legalism: I will let you hear my words.
Feel Grace: I will let you feel my words.

 

Think Legalism: Meditate is to think about meaning of the words.

Feel Grace: Meditate is to feel the meaning of the words.

PSALM: 1

Think Legalism: On His law meditate day and night.
Feel Grace: On His law meditate day and night.

 

Think Legalism: “to you” means to believe mentally.

Feel Grace: “in you” means feel consciously.

EPISTLE: Philemon 1:1-21

Think Legalism: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Feel Grace: Grace in you and Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Think Legalism: Hate means to despise.

Feel Grace: Hate means not to depend on.

GOSPEL: Luke 14:25-33

Think Legalism: Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.
Feel Grace: Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.

 

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

 


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