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Part 4 - Biblical Affirmations of Grace
The grace by which we became believers provides the means whereby we live in a manner that honors the Lord Jesus Christ.
"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, we walk ye in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith" (Colossians 2:6-7).
"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:32).
Below are a number of verses that confirm the grace of God's freely given favor in Christ empowers us to continue with our Lord as we began with Him. We will elaborate on a number of them in tomorrow's message. For now, may I suggest we read these Biblical affirmations with an eye toward how definitively the New Testament writers proclaim God's grace in the Lord Jesus not only as our hope for forgiveness and justification, but also for the fulfillment of our calling to faithfully walk with our Heavenly Father.
"Of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace" (John 1:16).
"With great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all" (Acts 4:33).
"We have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His name" (Romans 1:5).
"As sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 5:21).
"Sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace" (Romans 6:14).
"I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ, that in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge" (I Corinthians 1:4-5).
"According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation" (I Corinthians 3:10).
"By the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me" (I Corinthians 15:10).
"By the grace of God, we have had our conversation (way of life) in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward" (II Corinthians 1:12).
"God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (II Corinthians 9:8).
"I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of His power" (Ephesians 3:7).
"The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 1:14).
"Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus" (II Timothy 2:1).
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
"Let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear" (Hebrews 12:28).
"It is a good thing that the heart be established with grace" (Hebrews 13:9).
" As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God" (I Peter 4:10).
"This is the true grace of God wherein ye stand" (I Peter 5:12).
"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue" (II Peter 1:2).
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen" (II Peter 3:18).
"The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ."
Weekly Memory Verse
"It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves."