Took a short trip to GRACE today-Blessins-bfc
Grace means to get something that
you do not deserve; unmerited favor. Mercy means you do not get a punishment that you deserve; compassion, forbearance. God is abundant in grace and
mercy and we can read about it in the Bible. His greatest act of grace is the gift of salvation that is available for all people through faith (Eph
2:8-9). When the gift is accepted, eternal life is promised to the recipient. This eternal life is a promise of a home one day in heaven with God. The promise to the believer is sealed with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee that one day Jesus the Christ will return to earth
to claim His purchased possession (Eph 1:12-14; 4:30). Jesus purchased every sinner with His own blood on the cross at Calvary.
2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he
said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near
to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only
Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
12:15 See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become
1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the
God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our
Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Ephesians 2:4-9 But
God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—and
raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ
Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
www.youtube.com Song “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”
By Chris Tomlin