Posts tagged with ‘Grace’

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3/29/21 GOD OFTEN USES BITTER EXPERIENCES TO MAKE US BETTER

by Barry Lovett

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9 The loss of what is old is an opportunity to discover something new.  God may use hardship to get us to give up a bad habit or learn a new virtue.  He used a thorn in Paul’s flesh to teach […]

3/5/19 CORRECTION FROM A LOYAL FRIEND CAN HELP US CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

by Barry Lovett

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend.”  Proverbs 27:6. Loyal friends will correct one another even when it’s painful and disruptive to relationships to do so.  It’s one of the ways we show love and help one another to grow stronger.  It takes grace to give godly correction; it takes greater grace to receive it.  Growth in grace sometimes […]

9/7/18 YOU CANNOT EARN HEAVEN

by Barry Lovett

“So, then, they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8. You can never be saved by lifting yourself up by your own bootstraps.  You cannot earn Heaven by keeping divine standards, for “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The Bible tells us, “But to him […]