"We need to balance the realities that our faith is through grace alone by faith alone and yet we are called to do all things to the glory of God. Admittedly that will never be easy. Living this out consistently and biblically is no small challenge. The same grace that is unmerited favor with God is the same grace that teaches us to 'renounce' (arnēsamenoi) literally 'disown' the ungodly ways of the world in Titus 2:1112. Grace teaches us to distinguish and discern and separate ourselves…

"We need to balance the realities that our faith is through grace alone by faith alone and yet we are called to do all things to the glory of God. Admittedly that will never be easy. Living this out consistently and biblically is no small challenge. The same grace that is unmerited favor with God is the same grace that teaches us to 'renounce' (arnēsamenoi) literally 'disown' the ungodly ways of the world in Titus 2:1112. Grace teaches us to distinguish and discern and separate ourselves…

"'By the grace of God I am what I am and his grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored harder than all of them yet not I but the grace of God which is with me.' (1 Corinthians 15:10) Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power not just pardon. This is plain for example in 1 Corinthians 15:10. Paul describes grace as the enabling power of his work. It is not simply the pardon of his sins it is the power to press on in…

"'By the grace of God I am what I am and his grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored harder than all of them yet not I but the grace of God which is with me.' (1 Corinthians 15:10) Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power not just pardon. This is plain for example in 1 Corinthians 15:10. Paul describes grace as the enabling power of his work. It is not simply the pardon of his sins it is the power to press on in…

"'By the grace of God I am what I am and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary I worked harder than any of them though it was not I but the grace of God that is with me.' (1 Corinthians 15:10) Grace is not only Gods disposition to do good for us when we dont deserve it. It is an actual power from God that acts and makes good things happen in us and for us. Gods grace was Gods acting in Paul to make Paul work hard: 'By the grace of God . . . I worked harder than any of them.'…

"'By the grace of God I am what I am and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary I worked harder than any of them though it was not I but the grace of God that is with me.' (1 Corinthians 15:10) Grace is not only Gods disposition to do good for us when we dont deserve it. It is an actual power from God that acts and makes good things happen in us and for us. Gods grace was Gods acting in Paul to make Paul work hard: 'By the grace of God . . . I worked harder than any of them.'…

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