Grace

 

 I. Grace is that, one attribute of God, which all men should be most thankful for because -I Corinthians 1:4; II Corinthians 4:15; Ephesians 1:6.

    A. The attribute itself means to favor or deem precious, not because of any redeeming qualities on the part of the one being favored, but because of the love found in the redeemer -Romans 4:4, 11:6; II Corinthians 9:8; Proverb 3:34; 1 Peter 5:10.

    B. By it men have been saved from certain ruin!- Genesis 19:19; Ezra 9:8; Jeremiah 31:2; II Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 2:5-8.

    C. By it men have been enabled to be in the very presence of God - Exodus 33:12-17; Hebrews 4:16.

    D. By it men are able to be known of God - Exodus 33:17; Romans 11:5; Ruth 2:10.

    E. By it men have been able to be used by God - Luke 1:28; Acts 4:33, 15:40; Romans 1:5, 12:6; I Corinthians 3:10, 15:10; Ephesians 3:8.

    F. By it men have been enabled to believe on Christ - Acts 18:27; Romans 12:3; I Timothy 1:14.

    G. By it men are able to have assurance - Romans 4:16.

    H. By it men are freed from the law - Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:4.

    I. By it men are able to endure divers temptations and struggles - II Corinthians 12:9; I Corinthians 10:13.

    J. By it men are able to have comfort and hope - II Thessalonians 2:16.

    K. By it men are taught to live godly, thus bringing about restraint in this present world -Titus 2:11-12.

II. All men have been blessed by the Grace of God to some degree - Titus 2:11-12; John 1:16; John 3:16; Hebrews 6:7; Matthew 5:45.

III. The Grace of God could not be displayed in a greater way than though his Son, Jesus Christ - John 1:14-17; Acts 20:24.

    A. The grace of Christ was seen on his lips - Psalm 45:2; Luke 4:22; Acts 14:3, 20:32.

    B. The grace of Christ was seen in his life - II Corinthians 8:9.

    C. The grace of Christ was seen in his death - Hebrews 2:9

    D. Through Christ, the gift of grace was given - Romans 5:15; I Corinthians 1:4.

    E. Through Christ, grace has reigned over sin - Romans 5:21.

    F. Through Christ, grace has saved us - Acts 15:11; Ephesians 2:8.

IV. We believe that the subject of the grace of God is inexhaustible, and that if a man had eternity to describe it he would not do it justice - I Peter 4:10; John 21:25.