What is Grace?
Grace is the Free Unmerited Favor of God
We are saved by grace! Jesus Christ gave Himself freely on the cross to pay for all of our sins. He paid the price……..so we don’t have to pay. Grace is a free gift. You only have to receive it!
Ephesians 2:1-10 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Jesus is our High Priest if we have put our faith in Him. He understands what it is like to go through trials and temptations. He went through them here on earth also. Jesus didn’t sin, but He understands our weakness and how difficult it is to endure temptation without sinning. He is full of grace and compassion for us!
Hebrews 4:14-16 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
How amazing grace truly is! We have the confidence as God’s children that we can go to Him through Jesus and be forgiven when we do something wrong (sin). He is so ready and willing to forgive us and help us in our weakness.
What an amazing God we serve!
What Amazing Grace!
- “For it is by grace you have been saved” (somerandomthoughtsfrombinoy.wordpress.com)
- “Grace” (precioussheepofrenown.wordpress.com)
- Saved By Grace Through Faith In Lord Jesus Christ. (weushe.org)
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