God calls us to be holy as He is holy. But how is that possible when we are clearly imperfect? A gifted preacher and teacher illustrates the principles of grace, the practices of faith and the motives of love to help us understand holy living. Readers will journey through key biblical texts that eliminate performance as a means of establishing or maintaining salvation, but that also emphasize obedience as a grateful response to God’s mercy. When God’s children recognize that His love for them never wavers, then His grace will quicken their steps, strengthen their hearts and delight their souls to carry on.
“Our efforts before God will never earn us entry into his kingdom, or obligate him to love us.” (Page 20)
“To experience God’s grace, I must readily and repeatedly confess my own hopeless condition. What makes me willing to do this is the knowledge that it is my desperation that inclines God’s heart toward my own. The awareness that he does not turn away from my desperation will actually draw me to honest confession and deep repentance.” (Page 28)
“Dutiful obedience alone does not give us a right to the household of heaven.” (Page 20)
“Jesus shows pity to those who have nothing to claim but desperation. He is moved by a desperate cry for help. What is the message to us? Our God is not moved by the deeds that we trophy, but by the desperation that we acknowledge as our own.” (Page 26)
“The parable and account that follow tell us that what will move God to act in our behalf is not the excellence of our actions or of our thoughts, but rather total reliance on mercy that we do not deserve and cannot earn.” (Pages 18–19)
With the skill of a surgeon and the joy of a child, Bryan Chapell invites us to walk in a garden of grace. Thanks to publisher and author for this fine work.
— Max Lucado
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