177 results for tag: grace

October 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: For Those Who Are a Little Banged Up – pg. 2 Richard Rohr: Adopting a Beginner’s Mind – pg. 6 Brad Jersak "What is God Teaching Me?" – pg. 7

CWR Video – Grace – Free Refills! – Greg Albrecht

Short video by Greg Albrecht on free and continuing refills of God’s grace. https://vimeo.com/119404656

A Son or a Hired Hand? by Greg Albrecht

The Prodigal Son story told by Jesus in Luke 15:14-20 begins with a young man presumptuously asking his father for his inheritance ahead of time. He left home and went to a far country, where in his lavish and wasteful spending (hence the term prodigal) he soon saw that inheritance go up in smoke. His resources had seemingly caused others to like him. Now his resources and his “friends” were gone. Out of money and out of food, he found himself working in a pigpen. He came to his senses and went home, thinking the best he could expect was a job on his father’s farm—but to his astonishment (after all, the grace of God is amazing ...

Living Grace or a Culture of Ugliness – Greg Albrecht

At the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles on January 5, 2020, Charlize Theron introduced Tom Hanks, who was being honored as the annual recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Her introduction called attention to the kind and gracious mannerisms of Tom Hanks, a person who has existed for many years within the rarified air of A list Hollywood celebrities. Theron recalled a time when she, a young actress, was auditioning for Hanks and others for the 1996 movie, “That Thing You Do.”  She remembered how nervous she was and how Hanks responded. He interrupted her and apologized because, he said, he needed a five-minute break. I...

Grace Doesn’t Make Sense

Jesus reveals and introduces the Father as our heavenly Father, rather than an accountant, mathematician or banker.   God is not forever counting to determine the nature of our relationship with him. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR507.mp3

September 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Listening to God – pg. 1 One Day at a Time? – pg. 2 Children and Religious Toxicity – pg. 5 In Memory of Larry Omasta – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

CWR Video – The New Math of God’s Grace – by Greg Albrecht

5 minute video on God's Grace.

Out-of-Control Grace

If anyone ever had the right to be a control freak with others, it was Jesus — but he turned down that job description. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR499.mp3

CWR video – by Ed Dunn – “The Great Verb Exchange”

Short 2 minute video with Ed Dunn.

Grace a Lot or Grace Alone?

Almost everyone loves to hear about God’s grace — they love to hear grace a lot, but when the message is grace alone, then almost everyone gets a little worried about the absence of law and regulation. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR495.mp3

Grace at His Table

“Working” for good is far more common than accepting an invitation to a fully paid, no strings attached banquet — but that’s the incredible, too-good-to-be-true invitation God extends. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR494.mp3

CWR Video – “Fly Me to the Moon” – by Greg Albrecht

Short 4 minute video by Greg Albrecht.

God Shed His Grace On Thee

Christ-followers seek peace - they are, by definition, good citizens of the countries in which they live - because of God's grace. But we are citizens of the kingdom, and our primary allegiance is to Jesus, not earthly governments and its authorities. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR229.mp3

CWR Video – Grace by Buechner

Video on grace by Frederick Buechner.

Who Said Grace is Fair? – by Greg Albrecht

The inscription on John Newton’s granite tombstone in the small cemetery of the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul in the town of Olney (population about 6,500), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, reads:  John Newton, clerk [pastor], once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ preserved, restored, pardoned and appointed to preach the Faith he had long labored to destroy.  Newton, who wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace,” once shared these thoughts about the wonders of God’s grace: “If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders ...