Whenever we talk about PROOF, we’re referring to an acronym that summarizes five key facets of God’s amazing grace. PROOF reminds us of five different ways in which we experience the grace of God at work in our lives.
Planned Grace: Before time began, God mapped out the plan of salvation from first to last. God planned to adopt particular [Read More]
Each of the five facets of grace that you’ll find in PROOF—planned grace, resurrecting grace, outrageous grace, overcoming grace, and forever grace—are rooted in the teachings of Scripture. But neither Jesus nor John nor Paul arranged their teachings about grace in these five categories! That didn’t happen until the seventeenth century in a little Dutch town known as Dort.
Defenestration [Read More]
Martin Luther was instrumental in launching the Reformation—but, in the end, his understanding of the Scriptures that describe how God saves people differed from theologians in the Reformed tradition. This isn’t to say that Luther didn’t believe that sinners are saved by grace alone through faith alone. It’s certainly not to say that Luther was some sort of semi-Pelagian or proto-Arminian—but theological honesty compels [Read More]
In the final chapter of PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace, Daniel and I talk quite a bit about the Protestant Reformation. The theology of the Reformation isn’t authoritative, of course. The leaders of the Reformation were every bit as fallible as you or I. At the same time, the Reformation did drive people back [Read More]
PROOF began as a five-week series of sermons preached at Sojourn Community Church. Our purpose was to present the doctrines of grace in a way that was winsome and gospel-centered instead of argumentative and logic-centered.
Years later, we still believe that PROOF works well as a way to introduce congregations to the doctrines of grace. And so, if you’re a [Read More]
On August 1, 2014, we will be giving away three free, signed recordings of PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace unabridged on compact disc. Here’s how you can win:
Anytime between now and August 1, post on Facebook or Twitter any blog article or resource found on ProofofGrace.com. Include the hashtag #PROOF anywhere in your tweet [Read More]
PROOF and the doctrines of grace are the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School at Sojourn Community Church—and it’s all wrapped up in a high-seas pirate adventure! Look carefully in the video, and you’ll see PROOF coauthor Timothy Paul Jones falling to the deck with the rest of the Sojourn VBS pirate crew.
Be watching for the forthcoming [Read More]