God is Gracious
Updated: Nov 3, 2020
Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee
This means that God delights to show unmerited favor to those who are completely undeserving of His goodness. Grace is not giving sinners what they do deserve, condemnation, God’s wrath, and hell, but it is giving them what they do not deserve, salvation and heaven.
Insights Into God’s Grace
Grace is the only method by which God can save sinners.
Since true salvation is by God’s grace, there is no place at all for human works.
All believers are saved by grace and we are commanded to grow in our understanding and application of God’s grace.
God promises that His grace will sustain believers through the most difficult of circumstances.
All salvation is accomplished by God’s sovereign grace
Rom. 3:24 - being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Messiah Jesus.
Rom. 11:6 - But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.
Eph. 2:8-9 - For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Eph. 1:7 - In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.
Titus 3:7 - so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
2 Pet. 3:18 - but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
2 Cor. 12:9 - And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Messiah may dwell in me.
Practical Applications Of God’s Grace
Because of the principle of grace, especially in the area of salvation, there is no room for boasting or taking credit for our salvation, or for that matter, anything that pertains to God’s work in and through us.
Any attempt to add our works to what God has done nullifies His grace.
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