The Riches of Grace

Today’s post is offered by my friend Roy Goble.  Roy was the best man at my wedding.  Read more great stuff at his blog called Junkyard Wisdom and visit PathLight Ministries, an organization that he founded. The only thing I have against him is that he is a Giant’s fan, but congratulations anyway, Roy!  Thanks […]

Gratitude’s Hands and Feet

Grace leads to Gratitude leads to Graciousness. Our first example of this was how Gratitude leads to the Graciousness of Worship. Today we highlight the second part.  Our lives have both horizontal and vertical elements; Love God and love your neighbor.  So Grace goes both ways as well:  Be gracious to God (worship – eucharist) […]

Gracious Worship

I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD, That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders. O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells. Psalm 26:6-8 Is worship an obligation?  Do I have […]

Gratitude Overflowing

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude  (Colossians 2:6-7) You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows (Psalm 23:5). These two verses […]

Singing in the key of G

Grace Challenge Day 2 Grace may be the word that best summarizes Christianity. In English, “grace” is connected to two other important words that teach us a response to grace: Gratitude and Graciousness. Here is how it works. First and foremost, our life, salvation and everything in between is a result of the grace of […]

The Grace Challenge

Today we start a monthlong experience of Grace. For the month of November you will find a daily devotional available at both The Temple Blog and the Olive Grove Church Website.  Reminders and links will be posted daily on Facebook, Twitter, Google+. Here is the challenge: Give Thanks every day.  Be deliberate and specific.  Grace […]

Grace Doesn’t End with the Grace Challenge

Grace Challenge Day 30 I hope you journaled during the Grace Challenge.  Your journal will serve as a powerful reminder of a powerful new habit and the abundance of Grace that God continually pours out on you. The intention of the Challenge was not simply to give you something to do, it was designed to […]

Pay Grace Forward

Grace Challenge Day 29 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; (2 Corinthians 9:8) I hope this has been a transforming experience for you.  Gratitude can change your outlook on life and by doing […]

Ultimate Worship

Grace Challenge Day 28 “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen. This line of praise is from the The Revelation to John of Jesus Christ.  All of these characteristics belong to Christ and to our God: Blessing:  We bless God […]

Contagious Thanksgiving

Grace Challenge Day 27 For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 4:15 Thanksgiving is contagious. The more you express thanks, the more grace that is given causing more […]