Flowing Faith

January 23, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Based on Faith

Too often I meet Christians who have not embraced fully the freedom Christ offers to us. Lovely Christian people who are paralyzed by fear of possibly doing something that would keep them away from heaven. Like God’s grace would not … Continue reading

January 20, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God’s Plan to Redeem, Restore, and Refine Us

Have you tried to please God and failed miserably? Join the club. We can’t please God by self-improvement and we can’t be good on our own. Blessedly, that is not the end. We are not saved by works but by … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Become Righteous

Do you remember the Bible story of Jesus coming back to separate people from each other like a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:31-)? At the first glimpse it looks like the reason why some are saved … Continue reading

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February 28, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Being Good Does Not Save You

I have always wondered why people insist that Christianity is about being good. That all decent, good people are going heaven. Hence our salvation would be based on works or our behavior. But the Bible is telling us the polar … Continue reading

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October 19, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Choosing to Be Led by the Spirit

We all think Abraham is a great hero of faith. But even he did some stupid things. He bought the thought that he needs to help God to give him and Sarah a child! How often we do something for … Continue reading

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August 16, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Keeping Legalism Out of Christianity, part 1

Legalism is one of the worst enemies of grace. It tries to steal the joy of salvation. It tries to make us believe that somehow our salvation is depending on something we should do or leave undone. Legalism tries to … Continue reading

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March 11, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Keep Works Out of Lent

Don’t let the fear of religious rituals keep you away from experiencing the blessings of Lent! The fear is needed to keep us on toes when it comes to practicing piety. There are great dangers in empty religious rituals. Be … Continue reading

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