Many Facets of One Grace Grace of God unto salvation Grace of Christ on the cross Continuing Grace and goodness Grace in us manifested through good words and deeds Grace of calling to service Grace gifts for success Future Grace to be experienced
Remember the Hint Ezra 9:8 states that “for a brief moment grace had been shown” 1 Peter 1:10 reminds us that the O.T. prophets looked ahead to “the grace that would come.”
The Grace of Christ is Here!For the Law was given through Moses; grace andtruth were realized through Jesus Christ. John 1:17 “Became” “Came into existence” “Manifested on earth” What had once been unknown is now known!
The Grace of Christ is Knowable! “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” 2 Corinthians 8:9 He came from Heaven to Earth From the Earth to the Cross From the Cross to the Grave From the Grave to the Sky Jesus gave it all up for us “though rich he became poor so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
There should be no doubt aboutthe grace of Christ given to us… IT WAS HIS LIFE FOR OURS!
Grace of Christ is Salvation“But we believe we are saved through the grace of theLord Jesus, in the same way as they are also.” Acts 15:11Through the gracious, undeserved sacrifice ofChrist—coming to earth and dying for our sins (1Cor. 15:3), we all, though abounding in sin, can nowbe saved!
Grace of Christ is Sufficient“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who hasstrengthened me, because He considered mefaithful, putting me into service; even though I wasformerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and aviolent aggressor. And yet I was shownmercy, because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; andthe grace of our Lord was more thanabundant, with the faith and love which arefound in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 1:12-14
One God. One Grace. Many Facets. God’s grace is the plan of salvation made possible for sinful man. Christ’s grace is the plan of salvation made available to the “vilest offender” through His sacrifice on our behalf.