Category: Radical Grace

Today is the Day of Your Breakthrough!

Why Christ’s Breakthrough is More Important

In this Edition of Radical Grace Radio, we talk about the message that we’ve been trying to give people all these years, while contrasting the classic Christian Message of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins with that of the modern Christian message of “God wants to give you your breakthrough Today”.

 

“Where Did I Go Wrong With My Witness?”

On Christian Evangelism and Perserverance.

So the person you’re witnessing to doesn’t believe in God or Hell. What do you do? You could try to make him feel guilty under the law, but he doesn’t believe in any of that. Now what? On Radical Grace Radio we talk about what you could do besides just give up.


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Finding a Christian Church

Amid the noise and haste

In this first part of a two part discussion on what is a church, Pastor Gary and I start with a problem that we discussed last week about people not knowing what church is, or even if it’s Christian or not. It’s interesting that people would equate the word “church” with anything other than Christian, and it’s even more interesting that people, rather than actually find out or ask what church is, make up a definition on the fly. But what if one day you suddenly find that you need a church? How would you recognize a church? Is it where they sing songs? And listen to a guy “preach” about living a so called Christian life by giving you pointers about morals and such?
What if it’s not about that at all? What about a place where God has promised to be for you?

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Also, we discovered something interesting about people these days. The word “church” does not, in people’s minds, automatically mean it’s about Christian anything. In the minds of many people, Church could be Muslim or Christian, or any given sect of any religion. Strange, of course, since the word used to be exclusively Christian.


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Trust God and Hang on Tight!

Episode 51: Sanctified: Set apart by God?

I heard something that said a lot to me this week. “Those who have learned to do good will do what they’ve learned to do. Those who have learned to do evil will do what they’ve learned to do. Those who have learned to obey will obey. Those who have learned to disobey will disobey. All of them need forgiveness”.

One of the most difficult things I had to learn after coming understand the Gospel and how it’s important in my life was to learn that no matter how good I get at obeying God’s law, I am still as much a sinner as I ever was. In fact, I read in the Bible that knowing the law actually makes the sin worse, and a lot of the time I see how much more sinful I really am just by trying to follow God’s law. It took a long time for me, in fact… it’s still taking a long time because I still don’t feel like I get this right. Sanctification would be easy if it really were only about changing the way I act or changing the way I behave. But it’s not easy at all, because it involves a problem I have in my heart. There’s something broken in me that’s just not responding to treatment. People around might say, “oh Matthew, your acting so much better this year than you did last year”, but to me I’m only going through the motions. It was hard to learn that this is how it is for a Christian.

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The Good Samaritan

Episode 46: “Unbelievable Power Cards”

This week on Radical Grace we talk about “Power Verses” as Evangelicals call them and look at how all too often people choose law verses rather than gospel verses. Also we take a look at the parable of the good Samaritan from a Law and Gospel perspective.

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