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Gospel vs. Religion

As I prepared for ‘Living in the Gospel’ last week, I saw how easily I can slip into a ‘religion’ mindset whereby God’s approval hinges on my own obedience.  Tim Keller writes…

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A consistent sight of the gospel makes us humbly recognize our TOTAL need for Christ’s righteousness, so that we DEEPLY feel God’s grace in our own lives and have GREAT compassion and mercy on others.

For you visual learners, here’s a screenshot of a slide from the class that compares the differences.


Author: John Pleasnick

John serves as a pastor and elder at Faith Bible Church

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