Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hearts Melted By Grace

"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. By believing that lie, we not only prove we don't understand grace, but we violate gospel advancement in our lives and in the church by perpetuating our own slavery. The truth is, disobedience happens not when we think too much of grace but when we think to little of it....

...the only way licentious people start to obey is when they get a taste of God's radical, unconditional acceptance of sinners. Grace alone melts hearts and changes us from the inside out. Progress in obedience happens when our hearts realize that God's love for us does not depend of our progress in obedience."

     - Tullian Tchvidjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything, page 51