Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! Grace Is A Gift From Our Lord
Do You Walk In Grace; Grace is the big part of the foundation of Christianity. By grace the lost are found. By grace God’s children stand in confidence. This morning, I want to remind you of the sufficiency of God’s grace in every part of your life. Have you ever looked at the Grace of God towards each one of us his children? You can’t out-sin God’s grace. You may have as many sins as sand on the beaches or gallons of water in the ocean, but God’s grace exceeds your sin.
If we are Saved, if we claim to be Christians we need to be showing the Grace of God. We need to have the light of Jesus shining. Can we really claim to be a Christian if we do nothing for him?
We may be thinking but others don’t understand the things we have done in this life “I have stolen from work”, “cheated on my husband”, “my wife”. “I have abused my wife and children”. I have lied to most everyone I know. I have cursed God. I have murdered. Listen, “where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.” Now don’t think for a moment I am saying go ahead and commit sin the Lord is fine with it, no way we are not to use grace as an excuse to sin. That is like spitting in the face of the Lord. Laughing at the Saviour when we think of him up on the cross.
When we get saved we should NEVER look at it as an excuse to sin, and say “I am saved so it doesn’t matter”. That thinking should never come to the forefront of our mind.
What I am saying is we need to use grace when it comes to dealing with others. It is amazing to me as the time we read about in the word in Matthew 18:
Matthew 18:25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
The man who was forgiven a large debt and was yet when someone came to him who had a debt to him was cruel and not at all graceful and wanted nothing at all to do with grace. He was ready to give him punishment. Well in the end his unwillingness to give some grace, and kindness got him nothing but prison.
We need to do the following while living here in this sin-cursed world and live for the Lord is NUMBER 1:
⦁ Walk According to the word of God, not according to self, or this world.
⦁ Walk in the Light, and not darkness.
⦁ HAVE GRACE TOWARD OTHERS, LOOK AT THE GRACE THE HEAVENLY FATHER HAS GIVEN YOU DAILY READ THE ABOVE STORY ARE YOU AS THE MAN WHO FORGAVE THE DEBT? OR ARE YOU AS THE MAN YOU WAS FORGIVEN THE DEBT BUT HELD THE DEBT CRUELY AND WITHOUT ANY GRACE.
⦁ GIVE THANKS UNTO OUR LORD FOR HIS GRACE AND MERCY DAILY.
Love the Lord with your whole heart, and others as you would want to be loved, treated, and give grace as you have been given grace daily.
2Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
2Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
2Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
1Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1Peter 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Romans 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
2Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2Corinthians 9:8 And 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:
Grace, Grace, God’s Grace
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.
Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.
Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
Brighter than snow you may be today.
Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
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’d first begun.
Love and Prayers