We believe in the all-powerful God Who transforms lives by His Spirit & His Word!

Very Good News!

 

_____________

 

Site Map

 

_____________

 

Gospel  Declarations

 

Our Great God

 

God's Glorious Word

 

Salvation Studies

 

Christ Followers

 

God's Life-Changing Counsel

 

Rehearsings Pages

 

Misc. Refreshings Pages

 

_____________

 

Bible - Spiritual Skills

 

Memory Verses

 

Learn to Discern

 

Theology - Apologetics

 

Great Helps

 

_____________

 

A Word of Encouragement

 

We Have Hope

 

Excellent Stuff

 

Snik-tionary

 

A 'No Spike' Diet

 

Simple Meal Ideas

 

About Us

 

_____________

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Word of Encouragement

 

 

 

 

I will extol You, my God, O King

and I will bless Your name forever and ever.

 

Every day I will bless You

and I will praise Your name forever and ever.

 

(Ps 145:1-2)

 

 

___________________________________

 

 

 

Words are our friends!

We love them!

We enjoy spending time with them!

In fact, they fill our home to the brim!

 

But at this point...

we are blessed with

waaaay too many of them!

 

So we are paring down these friends in our home!

 

 

___________________________________

 

 

A Word of Encouragement

 

 

 

 

Intentionally work

to rise above the trivialities of this world...

Don't let the adversary so fill your mind

with that which does not matter

that you have no room left in your mind and heart

for that which matters forever.

 

(David Platt)

 

___________________________________

 

 

A Refreshings Page

 

 

Our Life and Breath Are In His Hands

 

 

God gives us our life and breath.

 

- Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Gen 2:7)

 

- The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4)

 

- Thus says God the LORD... who gives breath to the people on it [earth] and spirit to those who walk in it... (Is 42:5a,c)

 

- ...He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things.. (Acts 17:25b)

 

 

God sustains our life and breath.

 

- ..in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind... (Job 12:10)

 

- ...But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways... (Dan 5:23c)

 

 

 

Read more...

 

___________________________________

 

 

A Refreshings Page

 

 

Convince Against Conscience

 

 

It is definitely wrong to convince someone to do something against their conscience!

 

But this statement needs some qualifications and clarifications (based on Rm 14).

 

 

1. We must never try to get someone to do something (an action!) that goes against their conscience.

 

Whatever is not done from faith is clearly sin for a person (vs 23b). To entice them to go against their conscience would be to put a 'stumbling block' in their way, to 'hurt' them, and to possibly 'destroy' them (vs's 13,15).

 

 

Read more...

 

___________________________________

 

 

Rehearsing Today

 

 

In Jesus we are...

 

 

redeemed  (Rm 3:24)

 

saved and called with a holy calling  (2 Tim 1:9)

 

made alive  (Col 2:13b)

 

new creatures  (2 Cor 5:17)

 

sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise  (Eph 1:13)

 

forgiven of our trespasses  (Eph 1:7)

 

brought near by His blood  (Eph 1:13b)

 

made complete  (Col 2:10)

 

blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places  (Eph 1:3b)

 

bold and confident in our access to the Father  (Eph 3:12)

 

living by faith  (Gal 2:20)

 

having liberty  (Gal 2:4)

 

established  (2 Cor 1:21)

 

 

________________________________________________________

 

 

A Word of Encouragement

 

 

 

 

 

"It makes no matter where He places me, or how.

That is rather for Him to consider than for me;

for in the easiest position He must give me His grace,

and in the most difficult His grace is sufficient."

 

(J. Hudson Taylor - Hudson Taylor 's Spiritual Secret)

 

 

________________________________________________________

 

 

We're writing…

 

…to bring glory to God by making Him more accurately known so that He is praised and celebrated.

 

…to remind ourselves of God's truth that we may walk in it.

 

…to encourage our children on their journey with the Lord and give them tools to help train their children.

 

…to exhort the Body of Christ by sharing ideas and resources.

 

…to entreat those who have yet to meet the wonderful Savior to be reconciled to God.

      


 

Contact us at post-a-note at givengrace . com 

 

Copyright Notice All of our writings on this www.givengrace.com website are copyrighted. © 2000-2013 John and Kim Namestnik

 

Permission is granted to copy and distribute any of our writings (unless otherwise noted on individual writings) - if they are kept intact and not changed in any way, if they are given to others without charge, and if this copyright notice and our website address (www.givengrace.com) are included with them.

 

Permission has been granted for unlimited use of the NASB on this website.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ă 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra , Calif.   All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org.

 

Note all photos (other than our personal or family ones) are from free public domain archives available online.