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Steve McVey - The Grace Walk Revisited

Steve McVey

Steve McVey - The Grace Walk Revisited

Steve McVey discusses the themes found in his book, Grace Walk.

(28.5 minutes)
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Steve McVey

Dr. Steve McVey is founder of GraceWalk Ministries. He is the author of Grace Walk, Grace Rules, Grace Amazing, The Godward Gaze, A Divine Invitation, Walking in the Will of God, The Grace Walk Experience, Beyond an Angry God, The Secret of Grace, Anchored and 52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday. For a PDF file of five YI interviews, click here.

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J. Michael Feazell: Steve, it’s great to have you with us again.

Steve McVey: Thank you – glad to be here, Mike.

JMF: You wrote Grace Walk back in the 1990s.

SM: The book came out in ’95; I wrote it in ’94.

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Steve McVey: What Is God's Wrath?

Steve McVey

Steve McVey: What Is God's Wrath?

Dr. Steve McVey discusses the frequently misunderstood topic of God's wrath, and its relationship with God's love.

(36.6 minutes)
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Biography:
Steve McVey

Dr. Steve McVey is founder of GraceWalk Ministries. He is the author of Grace Walk, Grace Rules, Grace Amazing, The Godward Gaze, A Divine Invitation, Walking in the Will of God, The Grace Walk Experience, Beyond an Angry God, The Secret of Grace, Anchored and 52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday. For a PDF file of five YI interviews, click here.

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Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

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1. Why do you think people assume there is a split between the love and wrath of God?

2. Steve said that everything about God must be understood through the lens of his love. Why?

3. How do you understand, “The wrath of God is an expression of God’s love”?

4. Please comment on Steve’s discussion of the various usages of the biblical word “wrath.”

5. What did you think of the claim that people hate God’s “wrath” unless it is perceived as love?

6. Why is it critical to differentiate between love as an attribute of God and God being love?

7. Please share with us your impressions of Steve’s analogy of the “sin house.”

8. Please comment on the statement, “Grace makes you want to glorify God and say no to sin.”

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

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Mike Morrison: Steve, I’m really glad that you could come back again and have another discussion.

Steve McVey: Thanks Mike, I’m glad to be back. I’ve enjoyed this time, these programs with you.

MM: You talked before about the love of God, and I agree with you on that, but I wanted to ask you about the other side. Scripture talks about the wrath of God as well. How does this fit in with a God who is love?

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Steve McVey: The Father Gets a Bad Rap

Steve McVey

Steve McVey: The Father Gets a Bad Rap

Dr. McVey stresses the importance of an accurate understanding of the cross, and how it affects our view of the whole being of God, Father, Son and Spirit.

(29.8 minutes)
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Biography:
Steve McVey

Dr. Steve McVey is founder of GraceWalk Ministries. He is the author of Grace Walk, Grace Rules, Grace Amazing, The Godward Gaze, A Divine Invitation, Walking in the Will of God, The Grace Walk Experience, Beyond an Angry God, The Secret of Grace, Anchored and 52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday. For a PDF file of five YI interviews, click here.

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Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. In what ways can a “penal substitution” view of the atonement affect our sense of intimacy    with the Father?

2. How does a Trinitarian perspective of the cross impact our view of the Father?

3. “The prodigal story is about God’s unconditional love, not the sons’ behavior.” Your views?

4. Steve likened the church to the older son in the prodigal story. Why do you think he did this?

5. The atonement is described as “game over.” Why is it so often presented as “your move”?

6. Hell was presented as of our own making and choosing. Please share your thoughts on this.

7. Please comment on the concept that all of humanity is wrapped up in the first and last Adams.

8. What do you think of Steve’s understanding that God did not forsake Jesus on the cross?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

 

Mike Morrison: Steve, thanks for being with us.

Steve McVey: Thank you. Glad to be back with you.

MM: Earlier, you commented that many people view the sacrifice of Jesus as God punishing Jesus. You objected strongly to that notion. Could you tell us why you think it’s important for people to have an accurate understanding of what was going on in the crucifixion of Jesus?

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Steve McVey: We Will Never Overestimate God's Grace

Steve McVey

Steve McVey: We Will Never Overestimate God's Grace

Dr. Steve McVey shares the theological insights he has gained over the years.

(30.0 minutes)
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Biography:
Steve McVey

Dr. Steve McVey is founder of GraceWalk Ministries. He is the author of Grace Walk, Grace Rules, Grace Amazing, The Godward Gaze, A Divine Invitation, Walking in the Will of God, The Grace Walk Experience, Beyond an Angry God, The Secret of Grace, Anchored and 52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday. For a PDF file of five YI interviews, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. Steve realized that it isn’t about him—it’s about God and our participation in what he is doing. Please comment.

2. How have you personally benefitted by viewing the Bible through a fresh “new lens”?

3. Please share your thoughts on, “Love is not an attribute of God -- it is the DNA of God.”

4. How does the “Trinitarian perspective” help us appreciate God’s grace toward us in Christ?

5. What did you think of the analogy of God and Jesus as “bad cop/good cop”—a schizo-God?

6. Why is the gospel message of inclusion and acceptance viewed with skepticism by religion?

7. How did you react to the common view of repentance being equated to idolatry?

8. “Grace enables us to live a godly lifestyle—it doesn’t create a desire to sin.” Your thoughts?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

Michael Morrison: Steve, thanks for being with us.

Steve McVey: Thank you. Glad to be back with you, Mike.

MM: In an earlier interview, you talked about how you had a couple of theological transitions in your life and you gave a synopsis of the first one. Could you could give an even briefer synopsis now, and then describe the second one?

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Steve McVey: The Grace Walk

Steve McVey

Steve McVey: The Grace Walk

Steve McVey talks about the way Christians live -- trusting in the grace of Christ.

(32.6 minutes)
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If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. What are some of the ways believers “focus on performance” in their Christian walk?

2. How can Western culture’s “wired to succeed” mentality affect our spiritual lives?

3. Why do we need to see biblical commands through the “unfiltered” lens of a renewed mind?

4. What are your thoughts on “the Christian life is not hard—it’s impossible”?

5. How can surrendering ourselves totally to Christ unburden us spiritually?

6. What do you think was meant by “the way we see God, our theology, is everything”?

7. How did “the Bible isn’t about morality and issues of right or wrong” impact you?

8. What does “the spirit of Christ ‘breathes’ for us” mean to you personally?

A few guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

Michael Morrison: Steve, thanks for being with us today.

Steve McVey: Thanks, Mike. Glad to be here.

MM: Steve, you’ve written a book called Grace Walk. It’s sold quite a few copies now, and in the book you describe the story of how you came to an understanding of grace, and I wondered if we could start today by rehearsing that story as to what motivated you to write this book.

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