John Barclay wrote a book Paul and The Gift
The gift that one person gave another when they wanted to have an ongoing relationship with one another. The receiving of the gift was saying yes, I want to be a part of this relationship.
You are my favorite.
You are special.
And, I want a relationship with you.
noun. Charis. GK: an undeserved state of divine virtue, favor or unmerited sanctification
b: the ongoing invitation to live in response to the Lord’s delight
c: the relational and practical position we have as God’s special and favorite without earning
verb. to dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
You only get to experience grace in relationship.
Grace + Peace are 2 sides of the same word.
4 Deadly Ps
When special or favorite is missing.
(Holding on to) Pleasure
It is important to get to the root of fear.
How to tell a Face of Grace story
Think about a time you felt special when you interacted with someone. Reflect on it until you can feel it again.
What emotions did you feel
How did your body feel
Book Ed referenced and I'm currently reading.
[Taken from Ed's website....please check it out]
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