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Grace for harlots and pharisees

“Perhaps through overuse, grace has become another nice term dumped into our worn-out bag of Christian lingo. We say grace before meals, include grace in gospel presentations, and slap the word grace on the names of churches. But if we never hug a harlot, befriend a beggar, or forgive our enemy seventy times seven, then we confess grace with our lips but mock it with our lives.”

– Preston Sprinkle, Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us

To think over this passage, Christians were also a harlot beggar enemies that Jesus hung out with; and to the glory of scandalous God of grace, they still are, yet are forgiven and are being transformed day by day…

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