GRACEIn the New Testament, the word translated as “grace” is the Greek word Charis, pronounced khar-ece. Strongs Concordance gives this definition; “Grace, the state of kindness and favor towards someone, often with a focus on a benefit given to the object.” A Greek wordthat is related to Charis is Charisma (gracious gift). Both these words originated from another Greek word Chairo (to rejoice, be glad, delighted).
HEBREWS 12:22-24But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of theliving God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to a place where thousands of angels have gatheredto celebrate. You have come to the meeting of Gods firstborn children. Their names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all people. And you have come to the spirits of good people who have been made perfect. You have come to Jesus--the one who brought the new agreement from God to his people. You have come to the sprinkled blood that tells us about better things than the blood of Abel.
GRACE BEFORE LAW Genesis 6:8-9But Noah pleased the LORD. This is the history of Noahs family. He was a good man all his life, and he always followed God. Genesis 6:17-18 "Understand what I am telling you. I will bring a great flood of water on the earth. I will destroy all living things that live under heaven. Everything on the earth will die. I will make a special agreement with you. You, your wife, your sons, and their wives will all go into the boat. Genesis 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "I have seen that you are a good man, even among the evil people of this time. So gather your family, and all of you go into the boat.
GRACE BEFORE LAW Genesis 22:1-17 Offering of Issac a Foreshadow of Jesus Genesis 22:18 Messianic Promise John 8:56“Your father Abraham was very happy that he would see the day when I came. He saw that day and was happy."
LAW GIVEN Exodus 20 - GOD Himself gave the Law to the people. The people were terrified by GODS voice. Moses then interceded for the people. GRACE CAME John 1:17That is, the law was given to us through Moses,but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Multitudes of people gathered around Jesus. Jesus now intercedes for us.
LAW – SINS REMEMBERED Visit iniquity to third and fourth generation Exodus 20:5, 34:7 Numbers 14:18, Deuteronomy 5:9GRACE – SINS REMEMBERED NO MORE “And I Will Remember Their Sins No More” Hebrews 8:12 Hebrews 10:17
LAW CONEMNS 2 Cor. 3:6 He made us able to be servants of a new agreement from himself to his people. It is not an agreement of written laws, but it is of the Spirit. The written law brings death, but the Spirit gives life. GRACE BRINGS FREEDOM Romans 8:1-2 So now anyone who is in Christ Jesus is not judged guilty. That is because in Christ Jesus the law of theSpirit that brings life made you free. It made you free from the law that brings sin and death.
LAW REVEALS SIN The Law shows who we are and reveals sin. The Law has no power to forgive sins. The Law was not given to the Gentiles. GRACE FORGIVES Under grace, it doesnt matter who we are,(Jew, Gentile, male, female, black, white, etc.) or what we have done, we are ALL forgiven.
FIRST PASSOVER AND PENTECOSTLambs Blood - Deliverance from Egyptian bondage. Law given by GOD and death received for transgression when Moses returned from the mountain.PASSOVER AND PENTECOST IN ACTS JESUS Blood - Deliverance from sin bondage. Grace and Life through obedience to GOD through JESUS.
GRACE PERSONIFIED John 1:1, 14 Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.The Word became a man and lived among us. We saw his divine greatness— the greatness that belongs to the only Son of the Father. The Word was full of grace and truth.
LAW NAILED TO CROSS Colossians 2:13-15You were spiritually dead because of your sins and because you were not free from the power of your sinful self. But God gave you new life together with Christ. He forgave all our sins. Because webroke Gods laws, we owed a debt--a debt that listed all the rules we failed to follow. But God forgave us of that debt. He took it away and nailed it tothe cross. He defeated the rulers and powers of the spiritual world. With the cross he won the victory over them and led them away, as defeated and powerless prisoners for the whole world to see.
SATAN IS OUR ACCUSERSatan says if we are not under law, we are lawless.He accuses us day and night before GOD. He accuses our own hearts and spirits. JESUS IS OUR DELIVERERBecause of Jesus, we are not under law. We are under grace.We have been delivered from the accuser.
JESUS GAVE UP EVERYTHING 2 Corinthians 8:9You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. You know that He gave up His heavenly riches for you. He gave upeverything so that you could be richly blessed.
JESUS GAVE UP EVERYTHING Philippians 2:5-8In your life together, think the way Christ Jesus thought. He was like God in every way, but he did not think that his being equal with God was something to use for his own benefit. Instead, he gave up everything, even his place with God. He accepted the role of a servant, appearing in human form. During his life as a man, he humbled himself by being fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death--death on a cross.
DELIVERANCE FROM BONDAGE Romans 8:1-16So now anyone who is in Christ Jesus is not judged guilty. That is because in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit that brings life made you free. It made you free from the law that brings sin and death. The law was without power because it was made weak by our sinful selves. But God did what the law could not do: He sent his own Son to earth with the same human life that everyone else uses for sin. God sent him to be an offering to pay for sin. So God used a human life to destroy sin. He did this so that we could be right just as the law said we must be. Now we dont live following our sinful selves. We live following the Spirit. People who live following their sinful selves think only about what they want. But those who live following the Spirit are thinking about what the Spirit wants them to do. If your thinking is controlled by your sinful self, there is spiritual death. But if your thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace. Why is this true? Because anyone whose thinking is controlled by their sinful self is against God. They refuse to obey Gods law. And really they are not able to obey it. Those who are ruled by their sinful selves cannot please God. But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit, if that Spirit of God really lives in you. But whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ. Your body will always be dead because of sin. But if Christ is in you, then the Spirit gives you life, because Christ made you right with God. God raised Jesus from death. And if Gods Spirit lives in you, he will also give life to your bodies that die. Yes, God is the one who raised Christ from death, and he will raise you to life through his Spirit living in you. So, my brothers and sisters, we must not be ruled by our sinful selves. We must not live the way our sinful selves want. If you use your lives to do what your sinful selves want, you will die spiritually. But if you use the Spirits help to stop doing the wrong things you do with your body, you will have true life. The true children of God are those who let Gods Spirit lead them. The Spirit that we received is not a spirit that makes us slaves again and causes us to fear. The Spirit that we have makes us Gods chosen children. And with that Spirit we cry out, "Abba, Father." And the Spirit himself speaks to our spirits and makes us sure that we are Gods children.
FREED FROM SIN Acts 13:38-39 Brothers, understand what we are telling you. You can have forgiveness of your sins through this Jesus. The Law of Moses could not free you from your sins. But you can be made right with God if you believe in Jesus. 1 John 1:7 We should live in the light, where God is. If we live in the light, we have fellowship with each other, and the blood sacrifice of Jesus, Gods Son, washes away every sin and makes us clean. 1 John 1:9But if we confess our sins, God will forgive us. We can trust God to do this. He always does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrong things we have done.
FREED FROM SIN OUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN! PAST! PRESENT! FUTURE!JESUS PAID OUR UNPAYABLE SIN DEBT!
FREED FROM SIN 1Peter 2:24 Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross. He did this so that we would stop living for sin and live for what is right.By his wounds you were healed.
LORD’S SUPPER PSALMS 103:12AND HE HAS TAKEN OUR SINS AS FAR AWAY FROM US AS THEEAST IS FROM THE WEST.
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