What is Grace?

(Someone sent this to me in an email. it meant a lot to me, so I wanted to share) The following is from a book by David Jeremiah called Captured By Grace. I thought his insight here on the difference between mercy and grace was quite illuminating, and make sure to see the illustration below. […]

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broken cisterns

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” […]

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half the sky

Originally posted on Above the Ashes:
Women hold up half the sky. This quote is from one Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Yes, he was a communist. Yes, he lowered the Iron Curtain. Say what you will, but the man showed more respect to women in one sentence than the entire world does on any given day. Women…

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sealed by Spirit

Sin, by definition in the Bible, is not wronging another person. It is assaulting the glory of God, rebelling against God. Sin, by definition, is a vertical phenomenon. — John Piper Ephesians 4:30 says not to grieve the Holy Spirit of God, who seals us as God’s own. To grieve = to oppress or wrong; to inflict […]

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