The Grace of God

The Grace of God

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



AaGrace. ItA†s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. ItA†s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of othersA¹especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable. Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. ItA†s this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. ItA†s the struggle that reminds us that grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness. That struggle is the context for both. When we are on the receiving end, grace is refreshing. When it is required of us, it is often disturbing. But when correctly applied, it seems to solve just about everything. This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning.Ap A¹Andy Stanley We find in the pages of Scripture that the stories found there often mirror our own stories, and that we too need the very thing we do not deserve: the grace of God. From the beginning, the church has had an uneasy relationship with grace. The gravitational pull is always toward graceless religion. The odd thing is that when you read the New Testament, the only thing Jesus stood against consistently was graceless religion. The only group he attacked relentlessly was graceless religious leaders. Even now as you think about grace, there might be a little voice in your head whispering, AaIt canA†t be that easy!Ap AaWhat about obedience?Ap AaWhat about disobedience?Ap AaWhat about repeated misbehavior?Ap AaWhat about bad habits?Ap AaWhat about justice?Ap AaWhat about repentance?Ap ItA†s this tension that makes grace so slippery. But thatA†s the beauty and the truth of grace. We donA†t deserve it. We canA†t earn it. It canA†t be qualified. But God gives it to us anyway because he loves us unconditionally. The story of grace is your story. And as you are about to discover grace plays a larger role than you imagine.This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning.a€ a€”Andy Stanley We find in the pages of Scripture that the stories found there often mirror our own stories, and that we too need the very thing we do not deserve: the ...


Title:The Grace of God
Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher:Thomas Nelson - 2011-09-12
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA