• Joe Filer

    Why Free Grace Churches Should Sponsor Church Plants

    In my first blog “Reproducing Grace: A Church Planting Movement” I posed a question: “Why is church planting so important to the free grace movement?” I gave this brief answer: “When a group of believers gets together because the Spirit is leading them to share the free grace message with others and gather them together, more people experience the freedom of God’s grace and they can be discipled to reproduce grace. In this way, though not the only way, the free grace message is spread.” While the spread and multiplication of Free Grace into a new region is the main reason a Free Grace church should plant or sponsor church…

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    Lucas’ New Book, Naked Grace

    THE GRAND RELEASEI’m pleased to present my new book, Naked Grace: A quest for clarity in a world of confusion. I’d like to say, “Thank You” to all of those who pre-ordered! Due to your pre-order support, Naked Grace released with a top 100 status on Amazon. It’s #88 for its category, no easy task. I’m so thankful to the readers who have shown this book such generous support so far. Get the Paperback // Get it on Kindle // Get it in Audiobook (coming soon) GET IT WHILE IT’S CHEAPIf you don’t have your copy yet you may want to get it soon. It’s only $.99 for a limited…

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    Elementor #682

    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 4 With this post, we conclude our brief look at the cross/altar of Jesus Christ. A Testimony There is an inseparable link between the grace of God and the love of God. Both are what He is, and both are demonstrated in the cross (Rom 5:8). With the death of Jesus, we find an undeserved Provision (grace) and a visual depiction of the lengths to which God would go to reconcile His creatures to Himself.  The manifestation of the Creator’s love for His creatures is shown in the death of Jesus Christ in place of the world, though they are fully culpable for their…

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    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 3

    In part 2 we examine God’s communication to the human race through the atonement, painting a picture of what Jesus would later accomplish for the sins of the world (John 1:29). In this section, we will see that God tells His story with blood. A Sacrifice The cross of Jesus Christ is the single greatest event that has ever taken place for the benefit of the human race. While many may be quick to argue for the resurrection, and by no means would I want to give any indication that I am dispelling the glories of the Christ risen from the dead, the resurrection becomes an impossibility without the death…

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    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 2

    In part 1, we established the truth that through the cross of Jesus Christ, God is speaking to the world. This second part in a four-part series will unfold what the Lord is saying through this unparalleled event. A Picture The prophet Isaiah writes, “Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his…

  • Blog,  Lucas Kitchen

    Belief Is A Light Switch Not A Dimmer.

    At the church where I serve we have a large meeting room that has seven banks of lights. There are seven light switches that control these banks. When it’s time to turn the lights on you can turn them on one at a time, or you can lay your arm out flat and turn them all on at once. The second method is my favorite. We have another room in the church called the parlor. It has a luxurious leather sofa and plush, velvety chairs. In the parlor, the lighting is set up differently. There are dimmers for the lights. You can slide the dimmer up and down to fit…

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    Worship Creator or Created: Results May Vary

    We got this great question today: Question: How would you explain to a non-Christian that worshiping God is necessary vs. just using the tenants of the Christian faith as just a value structure for your life. It’s a nice thought, isn’t it? We should be able to simply follow the instructions in the Bible without having to worry about the Spiritual stuff. I knew a guy that called himself a Christian atheist. This was essentially what he claimed he did. I would contend, however, that it is not technically possible.

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    I have a friend from another country who sent me a gospel tract and asked for my feedback. What I found in the tract stirred up a lot of thoughts and emotions about how we in America talk about the Gospel. We have a terrible habit that is choking the life out of our gospel presentation. We have a huge problem in church circles. I call it termonology swap. Let me explain. The Gospel Of John is the book we go to to learn how to have eternal life. Jesus makes it clear that there is one requirement that must be met. It’s that we believe. There are a string of verses…

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    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 1

    by Jeremy Edmondson The earthly life of Jesus Christ is nothing short of remarkable and we only have a fraction of all that He did and said as recorded in the Word of God. But we have no reason to feel short-changed, for what we have is more than enough Light. It proves His claims, vindicates His Person, leads men and women to salvation, and heartens the child of God to pursue Him in living a holy life. The fulfillment of prophecy alone in Jesus’ earthly life is enough to stagger the mind of the most educated men, seeing that the time gap between the foretelling of an event and…