Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Today's discussion topic is being saved by God's grace. Being saved by God's grace incorporates His righteousness at the expense of His Son Jesus on the cross who bore the sins of the world. God's grace is His love gift of salvation which He freely gives to all who accept His Son as Lord and Savior. Being saved by God's grace is predicated on our faith in Jesus Christ. This includes believing and faithfully trusting Him as Lord while displaying a devoted attachment to Him. Believers respond in love to Christ as He showers us with His love. Believers' faith in Christ brings all believers into a new relationship with the Savior as believers have been ransomed from sin and its bondage.
God's grace is an expression of His love because justice was demanded, but mercy took its place. If justice had been meted out, then mankind would have eternal punishment, but instead the forgiveness of sin was issued. God's grace at work.
God's grace is continually being bestowed upon us; therefore, accept His saving grace and spend eternity with Him.
God's grace is the gift that keeps on giving.
You present a very effective argument about God's grace. John Wesley talked about grace working beside us before we accepted Jesus Christ as our savior, opening up our eyes to spiritual revelations about Jesus Christ, our need for salvation, and giving us a desire 'to do the things that please God (Philippians 2:13). He called this prevenient grace. After we accept Jesus Christ as our savior, the Holy Spirit enters into our hearts and continues to do its work of revealing spiritual things to humankind and being our Comforter, among other things.
Pastor Herman Fountain
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