Thinking Grace Blog

The grace of understanding comes through thinking.

You were made to hope in God

You were made to hope in God. We have sent this message into the community, and we will be seeking to keep it in front of them for some time. The Bible is clear about our purpose and our design. From Genesis 1 to Acts 17 to Romans 9 we discover that God made us for...

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Trusting God with What is Next

Trusting God with What is Next In Hebrews 11:8-10 we read, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as...

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The Bible Is About God

Understanding that the Bible is primarily about God is a helpful truth to grasp. The video below by Tim Keller is concise and helpful. But he uses the word “basically” to describe the Bible’s central truth, and at one point declares, “The Bible...

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Project Hope in God (from Psalm 78)

Have you ever found yourself saying or doing something (a sin) that completely surprised you? If someone had asked you a few days beforehand, “would you ever…?” you are fairly certain your answer would have been , “never.” And yet there you were just the other day...

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Resolved by Grace

Life beats with a natural rhythm and beauty. For some this may be more difficult to see. Yet, creation is like a canvas, and God is the master artist. Our existence and the world in which we live manifests an innate poetry placed there by its maker. Psalm 19 explains...

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Change is Necessary

Hypocrisy is like cancer. The inconsistency between what I profess and how I act is damaging to me and others. We overcome duplicity through the grace of integration. Integration is the process of taking the principles one professes to believe and living them out with...

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Change is painful

Change is painful. Even the best changes include loss in some degree. Growing to be more Christ-like involves the change of integration.  Integration is the process of taking the principles you profess to believe and living them out with an increasing consistency.  In...

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Tennessee Fires and Trusting God

Analyzing current events from a theological perspective can be tricky work. When people suffer loss, outlining the lessons they should learn from that loss can come across as insensitive. In truth our first response to the suffering of fellow human beings should be...

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Advent: Renewing Our Passion for Christ’s Mission

The days on the calendar between Thanksgiving and Christmas have historically been a season of preparation and repentance for the church known as advent. This season invites us to experience the emotion of anticipation born out of expectation by retracing the history...

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