Wednesday, September 11, 2019

God's Marvelous Grace

the Grace of God 
is the Key 
to Christian Living.
John 1:14
"And the Word became flesh, 
and dwelt among us, 
and we saw His glory, 
glory as of the only begotten from the Father, 
full of grace and truth." 
Titus 2:11-14
"For the grace of God has appeared, 
bringing salvation to all men, 
instructing us to deny ungodliness 
and worldly desires and to live sensibly, 
righteously and godly in the present age,
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing 
of the glory of our great God and Savior, 
Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us 
to redeem us from every lawless deed, 
and to purify for Himself a people 
for His own possession, zealous for good deeds."
Ephesians 2:1-10
 "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, 
according to the prince of the power of the air, 
of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.

Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, 
indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, 
and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

But God, being rich in mercy, 
because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions, 
made us alive together with Christ 
(by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up with Him, 
and seated us with Him 
in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
so that in the ages to come 
He might show the surpassing riches of His grace 
in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith; 
and that not of yourselves, 
it is the gift of God;
not as a result of works, 
so that no one may boast.

For we are His workmanship, 
created in Christ Jesus for good works, 
which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."
Romans 1:1-6
 "Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, 
set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand 
through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant 
of David with power by the resurrection from the dead, 
according to the Spirit of holiness, 
Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom 
we have received grace and apostleship 
to bring about the obedience of faith 
among all the Gentiles for His name’s sake,
among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;"
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 
Concerning this 
I implored the Lord three times that it [his struggles] might leave me.

And He has said to me, 
“My grace is sufficient for you, 
for power is perfected in weakness.” 

Most gladly, therefore, 
I will rather boast about my weaknesses, 
so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, 
with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, 
with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; 
for when I am weak, then I am strong."
We who believe in Jesus as our Savior can also say this, 
that God's grace is sufficient, 
for His power is perfected in our weaknesses.
Glory to God!

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