<ul><li>The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal l...
<ul><li>Cheap grace  is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace. Cheap grace means grace  s...
<ul><li>Cheap grace  means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner. Grace alone does everything t...
<ul><li>Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves.   Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring r...
<ul><li>Costly grace… is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ....
<ul><li>Refers to: </li></ul><ul><li>One’s whole being </li></ul>
<ul><li>self was  not  created to be an  autonomous  center of being, but rather to be in  union  with God and receive lif...
<ul><li>The  love of this self  as such is at the heart of all sin, beginning of the rebellion </li></ul>
<ul><li>detachment from this self </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ hate father and mother”   </li></ul><ul><li>(Lk 14:26)  </li></ul><ul><li>means </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ hate father and mother”   </li></ul><ul><li>(Lk 14:26)  </li></ul><ul><li>means making </li></ul><ul><li>choices...
<ul><li>It is Jesus’ call towards  </li></ul><ul><li>rejection of the self's claims to autonomy and control. </li></ul>
<ul><li>At the heart of discipleship is  love ,  </li></ul>
<ul><li>At the heart of discipleship is  love ,  </li></ul><ul><li>and at the heart of love is  sacrifice . </li></ul>
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John 12 20 33

  1. 1. <ul><li>The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life (v. 25) </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace. Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. Grace is represented as the Church’s inexhaustible treasury, from which she showers blessings with generous hands, without asking questions or fixing limits. Grace without price; grace without cost! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Cheap grace means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner. Grace alone does everything they say, and so everything can remain as it was before. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance , baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Costly grace… is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son…Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Cost of Discipleship ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Refers to: </li></ul><ul><li>One’s whole being </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>self was not created to be an autonomous center of being, but rather to be in union with God and receive life from him </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The love of this self as such is at the heart of all sin, beginning of the rebellion </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>detachment from this self </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ hate father and mother” </li></ul><ul><li>(Lk 14:26) </li></ul><ul><li>means </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ hate father and mother” </li></ul><ul><li>(Lk 14:26) </li></ul><ul><li>means making </li></ul><ul><li>choices and attachments </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>It is Jesus’ call towards </li></ul><ul><li>rejection of the self's claims to autonomy and control. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>At the heart of discipleship is love , </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>At the heart of discipleship is love , </li></ul><ul><li>and at the heart of love is sacrifice . </li></ul>
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