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When Strivings Cease Session Six — Wanting God’s Story

When Strivings Cease Session Six — Wanting God’s Story

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. — Romans 8:28 God’s grace changes everything. Jesus is better than anything we could turn to for self-worth, identity, or satisfaction. So, lay your burdens down! ~ Ruth Chou Simons Hi,

When Strivings Cease Session Five — Freed to Do Good

Serve one another humbling in love. — Galatians 5:13 We aren’t saved by good works; we are saved to do good works in love! ~ RCS Hi, friends! It’s week five of the When Strivings Cease OBS! Last week we dove into the transforming power of grace… how grace changes us entirely from the inside

When Strivings Cease Session Four — Completely Changed

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. — 2 Corinthians 5:17 My life can either point to how awesome I’m trying to be or it can point to how awesome God already is. ~ Ruth Chou Simons Hi, friends! It’s week

When Strivings Cease Session Three — Released From Shame

As far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us. — Psalm 103:12 Grace will replace our shame if we let it… if we trust in His great substitution for our striving. ~ Ruth Chou Simons Hi, friends! It’s week three of the When Strivings Cease OBS!

When Strivings Cease Session Two — Costly, but Free

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the Cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities

When Strivings Cease Session One — Favor You Cannot Earn

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 There is a place where duty is replaced by delight, performance is replaced with presence, self-improvement is replaced by transformation, and fear is erased with