Sunday, April 24, 2011

288. Works or Grace?

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Last week we discussed how some people will often talk about grace, only to end up adding their own lists of various shoulds, musts and ought to's that Christians need to live by. This week we continue with the same line of thinking, discussing the mixture of works and grace that is taught in many Christian churches and other settings.

Is our life in Christ a mixture of grace AND our own works? Are we to carry over some Old Covenant principles and other works-based principles into this life of grace? Is a Christian who appears to have "better" works and a "better" lifestyle really better than someone who appears to be living a lifestyle that doesn't seem as righteous?

Here's this week's GIG-Bite, a quick sample of this week's program.


  1. As I am listening to this I am saying yes, yes, yes, yes. Jesus did it all. All!

    When I show others how to lead someone to Christ I use John 3:16 and Romans 3:23. God loves you, but you are a sinner, so Christ died for you, and if you receive him as your savior, then you are saved.

    It used to be a bunch of do this and don't do that but now it is living in Christ.

  2. for some reason when I dl'd this on iTunes, it was the same episode as the previous one, "Grace, But..."

    Any idea why?

  3. Tim... thanks for your comment. Indeed, Christ Himself is our life, and we live not from a list of do's and don'ts, but from His very life that we're joined together with as one spirit.

    Chris... Thanks for bringing this problem to my attention. It ended up being a simple problem, but one that definitely needed to be fixed. On the .xml file that iTunes refers to, I had forgotten to update the mp3 file name for that particular episode. So I just now updated it. Thanks again for saying something. Otherwise it might've remained like that for a long time!