picture of waves Sunset Beach Park for the god's grace bible studyI invite you to learn more about Christian living with this 7-part Bible study. Visit the Sound Truth Ministry website:  the link to our website

About the picture

Photo of waves at Sunset Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI. Taken with Canon PowerShot G5 during our honeymoon on January 7, 2011 at 8:18pm by Tim Pettiford of TP Photography. Graphics by T&T Dezignz.

Message in the picture

“The grace of God like ocean waves never ends – Grace – Enjoy the grace that you have now – Look forward to the gracious favor yet to come – Christian Life”

Scriptures for the day

Grace Life

John 1:16-17 For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift. 17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace ([a] unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ. (AMPC)

[a] Footnotes: John 1:17 Richard Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament.

John 16:13 Yet when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of his own accord; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. (RKJNT)

Thought for the day

Life under grace is different from life under the Law that God gave Moses (the Mosaic Law). Those under the Law wore garments with fringes {tassels}. Used to remind them of all the commandments of the LORD. Also to help them try to obey the Law. [Numbers 15:37-41; many sources say there are 613 commandments] —Grace Laws are written in our heart—not a set of rules that we have to memorize.

In this Christian life under grace the Holy Spirit of God lives inside. It guides and helps us live a life that is pleasing to God. The grace of God like ocean waves never ends. Enjoy the grace that you have now. Look forward to the gracious favor and blessings yet to come! Blessings to you all Tim

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study, please go to the site and read / study the complete online Bible study; to get access, the following link will take you there. the link to our website

Question for the day: Do you believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ you will be saved?

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About Bishop Tim

Born in 1952, I consider myself to be very blessed in that I have lived a very full life, with many experiences in what I consider to be the three most significant areas of life, Personal, Professional, and Spiritual. I am a fully recovered drug addict/dealer who did many things in the past that I now use to minister to others since 1977. A Vietnam era veteran, retired computer engineering executive/computer geek (web and graphics design, programmer, consultant and analyst), husband, father and grandfather, minister, amateur photographer, artist, musician, vocalist, instructor/teacher and chef... I strive to fulfill my purpose in life “liberating God’s people” with sound truth. Sound Truth Ministry has the freedom to provide the unadulterated Word of God. We have no overhead, physical building or congregation to try to please and we are not asking for money. All that we do is provided "free of charge". "Heal the sick, raise the dead to life again, heal those who have skin diseases, and force demons out of people. I give you these powers freely, so help other people freely." Matthew 10:8
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