Category Archives: grace

Where grace meets disgrace

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:12-13 What happened? According to this verse there is something disgraceful … Continue reading

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Strengthened by grace

It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace. Hebrews 13:9 Have you ever thought of grace as strengthening you heart? I haven’t until I asked my wife about this and she said, “Oh yes! It’s my only hope.” … Continue reading

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‘You really gotta get out more’

Thanks to Sandy, Toni, Gail, Nick, John, Liz, Lyn, Phillip, Merlyn, Bob, Lisa and Jill for their comments on yesterday’s Catch. As Phillip pointed out, we are all very busy and don’t always get to all our emails so that … Continue reading

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Christ is out!

Let us, then, go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore. Hebrews 13:13 Jesus died “outside the camp” — outside the city walls — and the writer of Hebrews compels us to go out there and join Him. … Continue reading

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A community of love

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35 The over-arching theme of all that we do here at the Catch — indeed for Christians everywhere — is love. It is the … Continue reading

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Better than we could possibly have imagined

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans … Continue reading

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Grace that is greater than all our sin

“Gee, it’s worse than I thought.” “Yeah but the cross is bigger than I thought.” Jim posted the observations above on our website following Tuesday’s Catch where I commented on what my sin must have looked like to me 45 … Continue reading

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God loves us because He loves us

I noticed in the comments from yesterday’s Catch that there was an overwhelming sense of wonder as to what God saw in us that was valuable enough to make us worth saving when we know how messed up we are. … Continue reading

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