Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our part

Knowing Christ in us—knowing that the gospel is one hundred percent grace, that God does it all—frees us from the various labors that bogged us down for so many years. We thought these labors were “our part,” but out efforts were misguided.

We can quit trying to be “good.” our attempt just brings us despair, anyway, because we find out we can't do it. We are free from the facade of pretending that we can pull it off.

We can stop being religious. Jesus wasn't religious. He experienced life from the Father. The religionists wanted to kill Him, and did. We have as much religion today as they did back then.— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, page 158

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100% grace! How freeing!
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