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Your identity is firmly anchored in Christ's accomplishment, not yours; his strength, not yours; his performance, not yours; his victory, not yours.
The people who tend to be the most gracious are those who know how badly they need grace
Legalism says God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us.
God's acceptance of us cannot be gained by our successes nor forfeited by our failures.
God's ability to clean things up is infinitely greater than our ability to mess things up.
The desperate addict is closer to the heart of grace than the devout moralist.
Here's one way I can know that I've forgotten the gospel of grace: when your sin bothers me more than my sin.
Christianity is not about good people getting better. It is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good.
Nothing makes me want to obey more than knowing that God unconditionally loves me and forgives me even when I disobey.
If people knew the REAL us, they would run. God knows, stays, and loves.
We are broken people living in a broken world with other broken people. We all need grace.
Grace is unconditional acceptance given to an undeserving person by an unobligated giver.
If you feel compelled to respond every time you're criticized it reveals just how much you've built your identity on being right.
Remember on your best day that Jesus had to die for you. Remember on your worst day that he did.
Legalism breeds a sense of entitlement that turns us into complainers.
The heart of the Christian faith is Good News, not good advice, good technique, or good behavior.
Rest assured: Before God, the righteousness of Christ is all we need; before God, the righteousness of Christ is all we have.
If the depths of everyone's sin was made public, we would all be much more gracious to each other.
I think there is tribalism is a big deal inside of the church, that the church thinks of themselves as a tribe and not a mission.
God loves broken people because broken people are all that there are.
Passive righteousness tells us that God does not need our good works. Active righteousness tells us that our neighbor does. The aim and direction of good works are horizontal, not vertical.
The ironic thing about legalism is that it not only doesn't make people work harder, it makes them give up. Moralism doesn't produce morality; rather, it produces immorality.
Grace always runs downhill, meeting us at the bottom, not the top.
Mt. Sinai says, 'You must do. Mt. Calvary says, 'Because you couldn't, Jesus did.' Don't run to the wrong mountain for your hiding place
Grace frees you to be honest about what you've always known to be true about yourself: that you're weaker & more afraid than you want to be.
Graciousness is the fruit of someone who knows how badly they themselves need grace.
Self-righteousness is the fruit of a low view of God's law and a lite view of your own sin.
The law demands that we do it all; the gospel declares that Jesus paid it all.
A preacher who doesn't believe he's that bad will attract people who don't think they're that bad. And that's bad.
The gospel doesn't just free me from what people think of me, but also from what I think of me.
The grace of God sets us free from a life of perfection, performing, and pretending.
Our deepest fear is judgment. Our deepest longing is love. The gospel of grace removes the one and provides the other.
There is no better news than that the God who makes the demand for perfection also meets the demand for perfection on our behalf.
My observation of Christendom is that most of us tend to base our relationship with God on our performance instead of on His grace.
The gospel is for the defeated, not the dominant.
Jesus plus nothing equals everything; everything minus Jesus equals nothing.
If you uproot the idol and fail to plant the love of Christ in its place, the idol will grow back.
We don't need answers and explanations as much as we need God's presence in and through the suffering.
Grace is love that seeks you out when you have nothing to give in return. Grace is love coming at you that has nothing to do with you. Grace is being loved when you are unlovable.
The Bible makes it clear that self-righteousness is the premier enemy of the Gospel.
The truth, whether we admit it or not, is that grace scares us to death. It scares us primarily because it wrestles control and manageability out of our hands - introducing chaos and freedom.
The lifeblood of Christianity is not our persistence in moving toward God but God's persistence in moving toward us.
The biggest lie about grace that Satan wants the church to buy is the idea that it’s dangerous and therefore needs to be kept in check.
The gospel is good news to those who know they don't measure up. It's offensive to those who think they do.
The world isn't scandalized by our freedom but by our fakeness.
The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.
Sanctification consists of the daily realization that in Christ we have died, and in Christ we have been raised.
Assurance never comes from looking at ourselves. It only comes as a consequence of looking to Christ.
The deepest cry of the human heart is to be loved without condition, no matter what. The gospel of grace announces that you are.
I didn't realize that I was in a self-made prison of human approval and human acceptance. Didn't even realize it. Most of the prisons we live in we are not conscious of.