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  • 1. The Gospel of Grace
  • 2. The Gospel of Grace “… none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” - Acts 20.24 KJV
  • 3. The Gospel of Grace What is “Grace”? Charis Greek word, Strong’s 5485 According to the NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon: That which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness good will, loving-kindness, favor Can only be a gift…
  • 4. The Gospel of Grace What is “Good News”? Euangelion Greek word, Strong’s 2098 According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words: A good message, good news, good tidings According to the NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon: A reward for good tidings, glad tidings of the kingdom
  • 5. The Gospel of Grace Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12.8-9 NASB Jesus’ Grace, His gift, His favor was sufficient. But what was Jesus’ Grace?
  • 6. The Gospel of Grace The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD - Isaiah 61.1-2a KJV - Luke 4.18-19 KJV “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” - Luke 22.19-20 KJV
  • 7. The Gospel of Grace And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. - John 17. 13-26 KJV
  • 8. The Gospel of Grace The Grace of God is the Lord Jesus Christ Jesus gave us all He had that we might have what He has In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. … The true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made 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. - John 1.1-4, 9-14