Grace and faith are often seen as opposing forces. The truth is that grace and faith are both essential ingredients in our walk with the Lord. However, emphasize either to the exclusion of the other and the imbalance will make it difficult to receive from God. This lack of understanding has led to much confusion, frustration, and disappointment in the Body of Christ.
Grace and the Sovereignty of God
The dictionary defines sovereign as "Having supreme rank or power." The church has interpreted that to mean "absolute control." God is sovereign, but He does not control everything. Learn more.
Grace through Faith
You could say that grace is God's part of the equation and faith is our part. But to bring them into balance, you must know what grace has provided and how faith appropriates it.
Grace—A Done Deal
This is nearly too good to be true because there is absolutely nothing you can do to earn it, and there is nothing you can do to lose it. Understanding that is the beginning to receiving from God.
Entering the Rest
Most Christians are struggling and working to receive from God. They have linked His response to their performance; i.e., prayer, Bible reading, giving, etc. If that's you, then learn how to break that link and enter the rest.
God Loves Me, "Unconditionally"
Most believers would agree that God loves them unconditionally. However, in prayer, they contradict themselves by spending most of their time repenting of sin and promising change. Listen as Andrew explains.