I have never gotten over the way grace feels. It’s like waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never does. It’s experiencing utter relief and humility in the face of guilt because you know how bad you can be, but God (or your daddy) chooses to love and forgive you anyway.
The articles that follow explore the paradox of God’s judgment and grace. While we’ll never fully understand why God chooses to extend his grace to all and yet reserve judgment for some, the authors included in these pages help lift the veil on this deep mystery of our faith. May God’s unfathomable love draw you to him as you experience the sweet relief of his grace.
A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.
Introduction: The Sweet Relief of Grace
by Marian V. Liautaud
How to use “God's Judgment, God's Grace” for a group study.
Abused and Angry
Freedom to Do Good
by Fred Smith, Sr.
A Beautiful Anger
The same holy hands that punish the wicked pull the righteous to safety
by Linda Falter
The Grace of Wrath
Is there any story about God that isn't a love story?
by Carolyn Arends
The Good News of God's Wrath
At the heart of the universe, there is a just and gracious God.
by Peter Jensen
Does Hell Have a "Sorting Hat"?
Dante's sorting monster and J.K. Rowling's sorting hat represent our longing for an orderly universe.
by David Neff
Three Models of Hell
Why would God engage in punishment that seems so cruel?
by R. Todd Mangum
Would a Loving God Send People to Hell?
If we ignore the realities of hell, we make one of Jesus' frequent teachings a mere metaphor.
by Dan Kimball
Has God Played Fair?
God created humankind knowing that people, in every generation, would reject him.
by Timothy George
Longing for Judgment
Worthy of God's love, finally.
by Patty Kirk
You Are or You Aren't
It's not possible to be just a little bit lost.
by Erik Thonennes
Books to help you further.
Total number of pages - 55 pages
Permission: Make up to 1,000 copies for use in your local church.