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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Oct 28, 2013 | Comments (0)


Twenty-Fifth 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 10:4 - Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

Wisdom is based on facts filed away just below the conscious level!

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

Think Legalism: The “word” is audible.

Feel Grace: The “Word” is feeling the Presence of Jesus.

OLD TESTAMENT: Haggai 1:15b-2:9

Think Legalism: The word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai.
Feel Grace: The word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai.

Prayer is connecting with the Lord, with no roaming fees! 

Think Legalism: “Coming” is from afar.

Feel Grace: “Coming” is from within.

PSALM: 98

Think Legalism: The Presence of the LORD is coming to judge the earth.
Feel Grace: The Presence of the LORD is coming to judge the earth.

Legalism depends on what we do, Grace depends on who we know!

Think Legalism: “Called” is audibly heard.

Feel Grace: “Called” is inwardly felt.

EPISTLE: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

Think Legalism: He called you through our proclamation of the good news.
Feel Grace: He called you through our proclamation of the good news.

Be your graceful self, everyone else is taken! 

Think Legalism: “Living” is seen physically.

Feel Grace: “Living” is felt spiritually.

GOSPEL: Luke 20:27-38

Think Legalism: He is God not of the dead, but of the living.
Feel Grace: He is God not of the dead, but of the living.

Legalism cares about how much we do. Grace does how much we care! 

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For further study see the follow on Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Meditation.

 


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