Grace #3

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been writing about grace. First, we talked about saving grace and next we talked about sanctifying grace. This week I want us to look at empowering grace.

In the Hebrews text it says, “let us have grace by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear.”

Grace enables us to serve God. I remember growing up hearing preachers talk about Paul and the thorn in the flesh, commenting on God’s grace is sufficient. There was always an implication that Paul just had to endure the thorn. Not so!

God’s grace is sufficient simply means God’s power is enough to overcome. God empowers us to run our race, live holy and serve Him with our gifts.

Grace is a force as well as favor, a verb as well as a noun!

Grace is exactly that a force that God gives us to be overcomers.

I hope these blogs have been beneficial to you. God Bless!

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Grace Part 2

Grace as stated in last week’s blog is Gods unmerited favor. In other words, we did not earn salvation, but God gave it to us as we receive it by faith. This week I want us to look at Titus and how Grace teaches us.

We’ve all heard messages either refuting sloppy grace or embracing an anything goes grace. Both are religous!

The thought that grace is a license to sin is a false teaching because grace as we see it in Titus teaches us to live holy.

I like what one commentary says, “The prerequisite to godly living is the grace of God. It teaches Christians discipleship and affords them the blessed hope of the coming of the Lord.”

We have been made holy to live holy lives. God’s grace teaches us to do good works not to earn salvation, but because we are free from sinful behavior and free to do good things for God.

This is the privilege and inheritance of God’s people, not a harsh law to be followed and fulfilled. Holy living is a response of God’s chosen and special people to the redeeming love and immeasurable grace of Jesus Christ.

The bottom line is by His Grace we can live Holy Lives not trying to earn our salvation but receiving it!

Next week we will talk about the empowering grace of God.