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      • You know Don..legalism is something I could so let myself slip into…I am just a rules type of guy. Blogging has taught me a lot about loosening up and letting grace be grace. However, the idea or repentance is clearly Biblical and taught.

        • Wally, there is nothing even remotely legalistic about teaching repentance. Repentance is the proper and logical response to grace after all; it’s love in action. Yet outside of the more conservative Evangelical world, it isn’t taught as often as it deserves to be these days. Sadly in the old days some preachers kind of used the teaching of repentance as hammer in their presentations, as though they never had to repent themselves. Yet that rhetorical excess is no excuse to avoid the subject; it’s critically important.

          • “Repentance is the proper and logical response to grace after all; it’s love in action.”

            First, love that Don. I will be keeping that stored on board for future us for sure.

            “Sadly in the old days some preachers kind of used the teaching of repentance as hammer in their presentations, as though they never had to repent themselves.”

            Second..maybe I am spoiled. I have only ever served under on pastor, and while he preaches sin and repentance until he is blue in the face, people never feel like he is finger pointing. Maybe because we are fairly small and extremely close as a congregation we simply all know he is just one of us, only selected by God to lead us. We all know his shortcomings, and he never shades them over. It’s pretty cool, really

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