Man says ‘You Can Do It’ – God says ‘I Did It For You’

8 09 2013

It’s all about Jesus, and it is completely about grace. Darrell writes inspirational pieces that will encourage you today. Don’t stop with this one article! \o/

Darrell Creswell - A Study of Christian Grace

John 8 32 Grace freeI get what the whole positive thinking message is trying to do. Do better –Try harder – Be positive. I spent much of my life pushing that theme. I have come to realize that trying to spiritually exercise my way to salvation will leave me feeling beat up, frustrated and depressed, because no matter how hard I try I don’t measure up.

There seems to be a popular theme in much of the modern-day church – a get better, self-improvement message replacing the gospel. Ministers pontificate from their crystal soap boxes with a positive self-help theme that has nothing to do with the message of the gospel. They preach; “You can do it” – Grace says, “I did it for you”.

The message of the gospel is that of God’s goodness and mercy embodied in grace. Jesus in His mercy died on a cross that we might receive salvation. All…

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8 09 2013
melanie jean juneau

so appropriate.. my husband was told the EXACT same words yesterday..we know this, have lived it and then God reveals a deeper level of arrogant independance

8 09 2013

It’s hard to wrap my mind around the idea that it’s a gift, not a reward…especially in this task-oriented world. 🙂


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