Confession, repentance and forgiveness?

If Jesus has done it all, do I need to confess my sin? do I need to ask for forgiveness? Big questions, good questions. So here are some thoughts. I love the grace of God, I preach and teach grace with a passion, because it's in the Bible, because it is the gospel. It saves, … Continue reading Confession, repentance and forgiveness?

Not Frustrating the Grace of God

We all know what it is to be frustrated, whether a puncture, computer virus, overlaying and being late for work etc.. very often we are frustrated by things that mess with our agenda and impede our progress. Now, I wonder whether you have ever thought whether you could frustrate the grace of God in your … Continue reading Not Frustrating the Grace of God

Grace is not lazy

Where are you on Grace, for? against? some and some? not sure? The discussion about the nature of grace continues across the worldwide web amid concerns that it leads to a lazy, happy go lucky, careless, sin enjoying Christianity. It was Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones who said something to the effect that if we are not preaching … Continue reading Grace is not lazy

Grace through all of Life

We are saved by grace alone, though faith alone, in Christ alone. But that's not all, grace also keeps us - everyday. Grace is not only essential at the beginning, we need it all the way through and praise God as the old hymn put it, "he giveth more grace," and "he giveth, and giveth, … Continue reading Grace through all of Life

The Liberating, Life Changing, Joy Giving, Praise Enabling, Power of Grace

Following on from last week I want to add something else to a subject the enemy of our souls certainly doesn't like - the grace of God. He hates it with avengence because it's about what God does, not man. He hates it because it brings glory to God and doesn't give him or man … Continue reading The Liberating, Life Changing, Joy Giving, Praise Enabling, Power of Grace

Making Faith Work

The subject of faith and works comes up time and again in pastoral ministry - I've met saints wondering how much they need to do to prove to themselves they are really saved; I've met saints coming towards the end of their days here on earth wondering whether they have done enough to get to … Continue reading Making Faith Work

Forgive Us As

Forgiveness is something we all stand in need of. We've all missed it and we're all messed up. No matter how hard modern man or woman tries, guilt still runs deep. We still stand in need of redemption. Down through the centuries humanity has sought to deal with it and it's consequences, above all the … Continue reading Forgive Us As