Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jun 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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


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.

The requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness. See Romans 2:15

I don't believe in grace. I rely on it!

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

Think Legalism: “Here” is a position.

Feel Grace: “Here” is an experience.

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 65:1-9

Think Legalism: I said, "Here I am, here I am."
Feel Grace: I felt, "Here I am, here I am."


Think Legalism: Forgiveness is for specific sins.

Feel Grace: Forgiveness is the experience of being in His Presence.

PSALM: 22:19-28

Think Legalism: We are separate from God.
Feel Grace: God’s Presence is always with us.


Think Legalism: Faith is belief.

Feel Grace: Faith is the experience of His Presence.

EPISTLE: Galatians 3:23-29

Think Legalism: In Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.
Feel Grace: Spiritually in Christ Jesus we are all children of God through faith.


Think Legalism: How much has been done.

Feel Grace: How much is being done.

GOSPEL: Luke 8:26-39

Think Legalism: Declare how much God has done for you.
Feel Grace: Declare how much you feel God is doing for you now.


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

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