EVERYDAY GRACE PODCAST

How to Find Patience

“According to James, the reason you should be here is that you need to be reminded to be patiently waiting for what? The return of Christ. And while you wait, what are we doing? We’re loving and caring for one another.”

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Why Does God Save Weak People?

“For consider your calling, brothers; not many of you were wise, according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth, but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise. God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world.”

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Doubting God’s Love for You?

“So we don’t want to live in fear of loving one another because that, again, misses out on what the joy of what love is. And I think this is why the constant preaching of the gospel – I believe that the love of God has diminished in churches, because we have preached a fear-based, guilt-driven relationship with God.”

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What is the Point of Your Good Works?

“What are your good works for? They’re to help you be effective in loving your brothers and sisters and creating unity within the body of Christ. When we just shove off that responsibility of like, yeah, whatever. I mean, it’s, I know it’s important but… No, it’s more than just important. It’s more than just important.”

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How is God Jealous for Us?

“So closely does he identify with his church; so significant is his union with his people. May this encourage our hearts today. The Lord Jesus, beloved, is jealous for us. He protects us. He has always fought for us, just like David and Goliath. We thought about that last week, right? How David stood. He fought on behalf of God’s people.”

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Have I Truly Been Saved By Grace?

“Grace is to receive something you don’t deserve. And what is it that you received that you didn’t deserve, right? Which was forgiveness and righteousness. And how did that come to life in you? Faith. All of that is a gift to you. That’s the good news of the gospel. It’s that you have nothing to boast of.”

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Have You Believed This Lie Before?

“We all felt it this week. How many of you felt the shame of your sin this week? I did. And how many of you went, “I can’t believe I fell for that lie again, that if only I have this, I will be satisfied. I will be happy. I will be safe. I will be secure. I will be liked. I will be wanted. I will be beautiful. I will be of value. I will be of worth.” How many of us believed that this week?”

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How to Find Comfort While Suffering

“So he’s not saying that everything’s easy, you know. Just deny the hardness because it’s all great because God is good. That’s not how he’s thinking. He’s talking, though, about the comparative greatness of the glory that’s coming. It’s so great we can’t fathom it. By comparison, what we’re going through is light and momentary.”

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Must We Surrender All To Be Saved?

“If you don’t understand these uses of the law, you’re going to butcher passages like the good Samaritan and like the rich young man. Because – and here’s how we do this – we collapse law and gospel, and we confuse the way the law is supposed to be used rightly.”

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Where Can We Find True Joy?

“Blessed is the one who endures, meaning circumstances cannot change the satisfaction that I have. Do you know what we look for every single day? We want to be satisfied. We want to be satisfied. That’s what joy is. Joy is ultimate satisfaction. And James says you’ll have ultimate satisfaction in Christ when you follow his truth, and you don’t wander from it.”

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What is Saving Faith?

“What is saving faith? I accept. I receive. I rest. Is there anything in that equation that you’re doing – that you’re accomplishing? No, you’re passive. You receive it; you rest; you trust in Christ alone. For what? Justification, absolutely, the declaration of righteousness, but also for sanctification that you will be conformed unto the image of Christ because his spirit is in you and you’ve been united to him, and he will see it through.”

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Is The Law For Christians?

“What does it look like to live in a way that God would say is good? And what does it look like to live in a way that’s good for my neighbor? How do you know? Well, you know, from the law, as given in the moral law and the Old Testament, and also as expounded upon in various commands and imperatives in the New Testament.”

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