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Law and Gospel – Distinct and Never Divorced, Grace for the Moment with Joe

In the bible, there is Law and there is Gospel. One has to do with our duty to perform, and the other has to do with God’s promise to perform. In order to properly understand theology, one must clearly define these two concepts. In doing theology and thinking biblically, one must always distinguish between the two, and they must never be divorced.

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Hey Saint, Live Saintly, Grace for the Moment with Joe

Sinclair Ferguson writes, “In the New Testament, every Christian is a saint, a holy one. This does not express the idea of a progressive development towards a condition of holiness, but rather suggests a present enjoyed status of holiness.” (Sinclair Ferguson, The Christian Life, 133) That being the case, ought not we who are called saints endeavor to live saintly?

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He Encourages Us, Grace for the Moment with Joe

Paul writes, “If there be any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy ….” (Philippians 2:1) Paul wants to remind his readers of that which they have in Christ Jesus, and this is the goal of this podcast as well. Listen, learn, and be encouraged. Jesus loves you such much!

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Entirely Forgiven, Eagerly We Confess, Grace for the Moment with Joe

Which comes first, confession or forgiveness? This might surprise you, but I believe we are forgiven long before we confess. Listen to this blog. Listen to the proofs presented, and see if you too come to the same conclusion. Recognizing we are already forgiven, we eagerly confess our sin. Then we pass along the same grace to our brothers and sisters. We forgive them, whether or not they come and request pardon, then we look forward to the day of reconciliation when they do confess their sins and we express aloud the forgiveness we have already granted them.

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A Little Story about Jack and Diane, Grace for the Moment with Joe

How great and deplorable is our sin? We are dogs! How unfathomable and undeserved is the love of Christ? It is beyond description. It is radical. It is crazy. It is too great for words. However, perhaps the following stories will help convey the unconditional, undying, undeserved, covenantal love of God for sinners.

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I Won The Lottery And Didn’t Even Play, Grace for the Moment with Joe

Why are some interested in the Bible while others belittle it? Why are some moved by the Gospel while others mock it? In response to Jesus, why did many give up their lives while many more sought to take the life of Jesus? Why has God chosen to show sovereign grace to some while leaving others under the influence of their depraved free will? I do not know. I have no answer. But I cannot help giving thanks.

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A Little Story about Jack and Diane, Grace for the Moment with Joe

How great and deplorable is our sin? We are dogs! How unfathomable and undeserved is the love of Christ? It is beyond description. It is radical. It is crazy. It is too great for words. However, perhaps the following stories will help convey the unconditional, undying, undeserved, covenantal love of God for sinners.

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I Won The Lottery And Didn’t Even Play, Grace for the Moment with Joe

Why are some interested in the Bible while others belittle it? Why are some moved by the Gospel while others mock it? In response to Jesus, why did many give up their lives while many more sought to take the life of Jesus? Why has God chosen to show sovereign grace to some while leaving others under the influence of their depraved free will? I do not know. I have no answer. But I cannot help giving thanks.

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Repenting And I Love It, Grace for the Moment with Joe

Some ask why repent and say, “has not Jesus forgiven us even before we ask?” In repenting, we are continually reminded that we are nothing unto ourselves and as such, when we are quicker to repent we are also quicker to forgive others, just as God forgives us. In repenting, God blesses us with increased thanksgiving and joy. Listen in as Joe explains more.