Our culture is so performance-based that it can be a challenge to get our heads around God’s culture that is based purely on grace. Stop striving and start living in the fullness of God’s pleasure. Check out this post below and listen in on the show. Don’t forget to comment to win Proof by Dr. Timothy Jones.
Grace is Enough
by Dr. Timothy Jones
Martin Luther once commented that humanity after the fall is no longer able to imagine any way to be made right with God other than works. Our tendency by nature is to slip into the delusion that our standing before God somehow depends on what we do. Or we overcorrect and slip into another delusion, that what we do doesn’t matter at all.
In the first instance, we diminish the finished work of Christ by living as if God started our salvation by grace but then we have to finish it. In the second instance, we miss the truth that grace doesn’t simply save us, it also changes us.
The purpose of the new book PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace is to reawaken believers to the wonder and the beauty of authentic grace–God’s wonderful acceptance of us not because we have earned it or deserved it but because he gives it to us freely in Christ. In this book, we show that the answer isn’t found in trying to balance legalism and license. It’s rather in recognizing that, everything God gives to us, he gives in Christ and that this placement of us in Christ and Christ in us changes everything. United with Christ, we are both captive and crowned, slaves of Christ yet free, already positioned as righteous in Christ yet empowered by his Spirit to pursue righteousness.
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