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Category Archives: Grace
I was in a conversation with a Christian, a member of the body of Christ. The conversation turned to God’s plan of salvation. The man said, “I do not believe that my grandparents will be lost. They were good people.” … Continue reading
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” … Continue reading
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,” (Ephesians 2:4). The word “but” sets forth a great contrast. Paul has just reminded the Ephesians of man’s sin problem. The Gentiles had … Continue reading
“Lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure” (2 Corinthians 12:7). Paul had … Continue reading
“I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand” (1 Peter 5:12). The implication is that some have other ideas on grace. Jude write of those “Who turn … Continue reading
“God resists the proud, but give grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and … Continue reading
“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another, but when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared… He saved … Continue reading
“Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling not according to our own works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9). The … Continue reading
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves” (Ephesians 2:8a). The word “for” (gar) points backwards. The gentiles, before salvation, were dead in trespasses and sins [Ephesians 2:1 (“you” refers to the gentiles. See … Continue reading