Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Aug 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Fifteenth 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.

Romans 7:4 - You died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Time spent in legalism is enough to make one believe in the grace of God!

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

Think Legalism: To hear is rationally audible.

Feel Grace: To hear is to feel consciously.

OLD TESTAMENT: Jeremiah 2:4-13

Think Legalism: Hear the word of the LORD.
Feel Grace: Hear the word of the LORD.


Think Legalism: Sing and shout are audible.

Feel Grace: Sing and shout are feelings.

PSALM: 81:1, 10-16

Think Legalism: Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy.
Feel Grace: Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for Joy.


Think Legalism: What we have is physical.

Feel Grace: What we have is spiritual.

EPISTLE: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Think Legalism: Be content with what you have.
Feel Grace: Be content with what you have.


Think Legalism: The lowest place is physical.

Feel Grace: The lowest place is spiritual.

GOSPEL: Luke 14:1, 7-14

Think Legalism: Go and sit down at the lowest place.
Feel Grace: Go and sit down at the lowest place.


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

For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless

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