Is it wrong to ask God for forgiveness?

November 13, 2014 // 111 Comments

“Beware the grace Pharisees who jump on you if you dare to ask God for forgiveness. They will say you’re operating in unbelief and legalism.” This claim is sometimes made against those who preach grace. Because we say God has forgiven all your sins, apparently it’s wrong to ask him to forgive you. [...]

What Pleases the Lord?

October 22, 2014 // 50 Comments

Scripture exhorts us to “find out what pleases the Lord” (Eph 5:10). Do you know what pleases the Lord? You do! You are his dearly-loved child and your heavenly Father is thrilled to bits with you. You need to know this otherwise you will spend your life trying to earn what you already have. You’ll fall [...]

Myth: Hypergrace Preachers are Against Confession

September 4, 2014 // 72 Comments

“Hyper-grace preachers say it’s wrong to confess sins. They say confession is a form of unbelief.” Ever heard that? It’s not true. Actually, every hyper-grace preacher believes in the power of confession. We say things like, “confession is good for you,” and “confession is healthy.” But what [...]

Myth: Hypergrace Preachers are Against Repentance

August 20, 2014 // 52 Comments

“Hypergrace preachers say there’s no need for repentance. They dismiss repentance as unbelief.” Actually, hypergrace preachers are for repentance, not against it. We say things like “repentance is essential” and “repentance is to be our lifestyle.” We are for repentance, for without it no one can [...]

The Hyper-Grace Quiz

August 13, 2014 // 102 Comments

In the past few months, there has been an aggressive backlash against the gospel of grace. This backlash has been seen in the Christian media, social media, and in the publication of books by respected Bible teachers. I have come across articles with titles like “Confronting the error of hyper-grace,” “The [...]

How to recognize the hyper-grace gospel

May 15, 2014 // 39 Comments

The hyper-grace gospel declares that God’s love for you is unconditional and His grace is superabounding. It’s the how much mores that Jesus spoke of and the grace upon grace that John wrote of. The hypergrace gospel is easy to recognize for it is nothing more than boasting about Jesus—who He is and what He [...]

How to Recognize a Mixed-Grace Gospel

May 8, 2014 // 98 Comments

In churches every week, you will hear one of two messages. You will either hear a mixed-grace gospel or you will hear the hypergrace gospel. Do you know how to tell the difference? A mixed-grace gospel combines the unmerited favor of God with the merited wage of human-effort. “You are saved by grace but you [...]

May the grace be with You

May 4, 2014 // 28 Comments

This week I made six Star Wars movies. Well, they weren’t actual movies, more like short video clips riffing on the theme of Hyper-Grace. Here’s the first one:   Why did I make these clips this week? Because today is Star Wars Day, of course, and “May the Fourth be with you.” Geddit? I am reminded of [...]

Two Gospels?

May 2, 2014 // 38 Comments

In the church today there are two gospels competing for the hearts and minds of hearers: 1. Mixed-grace gospel: You are saved by grace but sanctified by works2. Hyper-grace gospel: You are saved by grace and sanctified by grace What is a mixed-grace gospel? It’s the message that you are saved by grace but kept [...]

Pictures of Hyper-Grace

April 15, 2014 // 28 Comments

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your justice like the great deep. (Ps. 36:5–6) We can see from Scripture that God’s love and grace are hyper; they extend over, beyond, and above what you can conceive or imagine (see [...]