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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Sep 02, 2013 | Comments (0)


Seventeenth 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 7:22 - For in my inner being I delight in God’s law.

If you can't follow a hundred Laws of legalism, then just follow the one Law of grace: Love!

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

Think Legalism: The word is written.

Feel Grace: The Word is Jesus.

OLD TESTAMENT: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

Think Legalism: The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD.
Feel Grace: The Word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD.

 

Think Legalism: Shelter is physical.

Feel Grace: Shelter is in the Presence.

PSALM: 14

Think Legalism: You who live in the shelter of the Most High.
Feel Grace: You who live in the Shelter of the Most High.

 

Think Legalism: Godliness is behaving godly.

Feel Grace: Godliness is feeling the Presence of God.

EPISTLE: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Think Legalism: There is great gain in godliness.
Feel Grace: There is great gain in Godliness.

 

Think Legalism: Not needing repentance are the righteous.

Feel Grace: Not needing repentance are the self-righteous who cannot see the need.

GOSPEL: Luke 15:1-10

Think Legalism: There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Feel Grace: There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

 

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

 


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