The notes below are from www.thewhiteboardsessions.com and a message shared there:
We often reduce grace to what we think. We often reduce love in terms of simply giving.
Romans 1:15-17 --- Paul used a negative to talk about a positive by saying he was "not ashamed"
Hebrews 12:2 --- Jesus despised the shame
More references: Colossians 2:13-15, Romans 10:16, 15:10, 16:25
According the the Gospel it SAVES lost people and TRANSFORMS saved people.
Even the disciple struggled with keeping the Gospel central in their lives. (Eric told a story of how this might of went down from Galatians 3.)
Romans 8:29 --- we are destined to look like Christ. That is from God.
Colossians 1:29 --- we continue to strive or struggle with our enemy.
(I was impressed and touched by Eric's message in a big way. Looking forward to hearing more from him in the future.)
(Learn more from Eric Mason here http://www.epiphanyfellowship.org/discover/pastors)