CHEAP GRACE


If     you     love     me, keep my commandments” John 14:15

Romans 6:1-2, Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?

WE FORGET THE COST THAT WAS PAID FOR OUR SALVATION.

There are many Christians that forget that just because God’s love is unconditional, it does not mean there is no justice.

Micah 6:8, No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you, to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

1 Peter 4:17, For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News?

God loves us unconditionally, but because this is a RELATIONSHIP, it takes two to create it, and keep it healthy.

There is a sweeping deception going across the world that because God loves unconditionally that we can live any manner that we desire, because He has to forgive.

That is called CHEAP GRACE, and it is not the truth.

THIS IS A MATTER OF THE HEART!

Dietrich BonhoefferCheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession…. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”

Grace is never cheap. It is absolutely free to us, but infinitely expensive to God… Anyone who is prone to use grace as a license for irresponsible, sinful behavior, surely does not appreciate the infinite price God paid to give us His grace. Jerry Bridges

MORE TO COME TOMORROW!!

cheap grace

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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am.  Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom.  We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world.  So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.

 

Dr. Micheal Spencer

 

His Tabernacle Family Church

A House of Grace and Mercy

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  1. Hi Pastor,

    I wanted to say this to you Sunday, but didn’t see you after church.

    The past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking of this very thing you preached on. “If you love me, keep my commandments” John 14:15
    I was thinking: “How can I have a relationship with someone who Commands me to love him?” Think about it: what if Rhonda said: “If you don’t do what I command you to do, I know you don’t love me.”

    That was what was going through my mind, but what you taught Sunday cleared it all up for me.

    Thank You!

    Dave Brefka


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