Thursday, April 20, 2017

Grace Abounding-1-

Grace meaning unmerited favor of God, something that we cannot earn, manifested in the Sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for sinners such as you and I.  He suffered for every sin that was ever committed and will be committed.  All the murders, rapes, abuse, theft, anything and everything that man has done, small and great.  It literally crushed the life out of Christ, the burden was so heavy upon Him and that is why we have our sins forgiven and can look forward to life eternal with Him in heaven and on the new earth.  Thank you Father for such love, mercy and grace in the act of giving Your only Son as a sacrifice for our sins.

John 1:14,17  "And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth....For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."

John 1:16  "And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace."

Acts 4:33  "And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.  And great grace was upon them all."

Acts 15:11 "But we believe that through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved."

Romans 3:24  "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus."

Romans 5:20 "But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more."

2 Corinthians 12:9  "And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

Ephesians 2:8,9  "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."

Ephesians 4:7  "But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gifts."

2 Timothy 1:9  "Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time 

Titus 2:11,12  "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age."

Remember grace is unmerited favor granted to us without earning it, through Christ sacrifice on the cross.  God wants us to appreciate the gift of His Son so much that we will be willing to give Him in return our all and in all.  Is that too big of a price to pay for our redemption knowing what price He paid for us.  We cannot match the love that He has bestowed upon us but we can love Him in return with all our heart and soul and share that love with others, so they too, may share in His eternal kingdom.  Grandma Joan

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