Amazing Grace 1&2

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A look at some spiritual insights from the Bible and the words to the song.

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  • Amazing Grace 1&2

    1. 2. <ul><li>This song is very well known. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different verses written for this song. </li></ul><ul><li>Let us focus on how we can worship God and be edified better when we sing this song in praise to Him. 1 Cor. 14:15 </li></ul>
    2. 3. Verse 1, Part 1 <ul><li>“ Amazing grace! How sweet the sound! That saved a wretch like me!” </li></ul><ul><li>God’s grace is amazingly sweet when we perceive what its power is able to do. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabled Jesus to die for us 1 Jn. 4:10,19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes Jesus’ blood to save us… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rom. 5:9; Eph.1:7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can change us from wretchedness to righteousness through our Lord Jesus! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 1:14-16; 2 Cor. 5:21 </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. Verse 1, Part 2 <ul><li>“ I once was lost, but now I’m found; was blind, but now I see.” </li></ul><ul><li>When we obey Jesus, we become saved and in Christ. Heb. 5:9; 2 Tim. 2:10; Gal. 3:27 </li></ul><ul><li>In sin we are spiritually lost and blind. Luke 19:10; 2 Cor. 4:4 </li></ul><ul><li>If we live in Christ we can see and be found by Him. Rev. 3:17-18; 1 Pet. 2:25 </li></ul>
    4. 5. Verse 2, Part 1 <ul><li>“ ’ Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved.” </li></ul><ul><li>God’s grace has many parts. 1 Pet. 4:10 </li></ul><ul><li>God’s grace teaches us. Titus 2:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>This grace tells us who to fear. Mt. 10:28 </li></ul><ul><li>His grace relieves the wrongful fears. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Tim. 1:7; 1 Jn. 4:18 </li></ul><ul><li>Let us, “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus!” 2 Tim. 2:1 </li></ul>
    5. 6. Verse 2, Part 2 <ul><li>“ How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed!” </li></ul><ul><li>If we have tasted and seen, to us the Lord truly is gracious! 1 Pet. 2:3; Ps. 119:103 </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is very precious to us when we believe. 1 Pet. 2:6-10 </li></ul><ul><li>We revel in the awe of God’s grace when we understand what it does. Rom.5:15,21 </li></ul>
    6. 7. Enjoy God’s G-R-A-C-E It Really Is Amazing! <ul><li>You can have… </li></ul><ul><li>G od’s </li></ul><ul><li>R iches </li></ul><ul><li>A t </li></ul><ul><li>C hrist’s </li></ul><ul><li>E xpense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear and Believe Romans 10:17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repent of sin Acts 2:38 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confess Jesus Acts 8:37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be baptized into Jesus Romans 6:3-6 </li></ul></ul>
    7. 9. <ul><li>Tonight, we study the last 3 verses of Amazing Grace . </li></ul><ul><li>I found them in “Sacred Selections For The Church”. </li></ul><ul><li>As we study let us work to “…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory both now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 </li></ul>
    8. 10. Verse 3 <ul><li>“ Thru many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Twas grace that bro’t me safe thus far And grace will lead me home.” </li></ul><ul><li>We all have been through dangers and snares. 2 Tim. 2:26; Jn. 8:34 </li></ul><ul><li>Through Jesus we can overcome them all. Phil. 4:13; 1 Cor. 15:57 </li></ul><ul><li>At Judgment, He will lead us home. </li></ul><ul><li>Jn. 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thes. 4:16-18 </li></ul>
    9. 11. Verse 4, Part 1 <ul><li>“ The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures;” </li></ul><ul><li>God’s promises are unfailing. Heb. 6:18 </li></ul><ul><li>He promises good to His children. </li></ul><ul><li>Jer. 29:11; 1 Jn. 2:25 </li></ul><ul><li>His holy Word should secure our hopes. </li></ul><ul><li>Heb. 11:1, 6 </li></ul>
    10. 12. Verse 4, Part 2 <ul><li>“ He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures.” </li></ul><ul><li>He is the eternal God! Isaiah 57:15 </li></ul><ul><li>Like Abraham, He is MY shield and portion. Gen. 15:1; Heb. 13:5 </li></ul><ul><li>Our faith and resolve should be this strong. Rom. 4:10-16, 23-25 </li></ul>
    11. 13. Verse 5 <ul><li>“ When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun; We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we first begun.” </li></ul><ul><li>Heaven is an eternal, unfading reward. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Pet. 1:3-5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God is preparing it and us right now. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jn. 14:1-3; 2 Cor. 5:1-5; Heb.2:12; Rev.15:3 </li></ul><ul><li>We shall have no worry of needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Revelation 22:14, 17 </li></ul>
    12. 14. <ul><li>Come to Jesus and allow His saving grace to amaze and bless you. Ephesians 2:4-10 </li></ul><ul><li>He does one come to Jesus? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By hearing and believing Jn. 6:45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By repentance Acts 11:18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By confessing Jesus Rom. 10:10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be being baptized Acts 22:16 </li></ul></ul>

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