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The undeserved grace of God....The life of a Christian!

If you have been living in religion like I was, its hight time you stopped that self effort, submit to God and walk in the life he called us to.....

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The undeserved grace of God....The life of a Christian!

  1. 1. The Undeserved Grace of God………..(Summary). Grace is God’s divine power, which enables us to do things we could never do on our own. Grace cannot be earned. However, we must have faith in order to access grace. When we begin to obey God’s Word, we cooperate with grace. In other words, we trust more in His ability than our own, as we continue to do what He has told us to do in His Word. A. Three basic principles that govern the operation of God’s grace: 1. Grace can never be earned (Romans 11:6, AMP). a. Instead of placing our trust in our own abilities or works, we should trust in what Jesus has already done for us. b. When we begin to trust God completely, our efforts become corresponding action to our faith. 2. Grace has only one channel through which it flows, and that channel is Jesus Christ (John 1:16, 17, AMP). 3. Faith is the only means by which we access grace. B. “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked” (1 John 2:6). 1. As born-again Christians, we already have His divine nature on the inside of us (2 Peter 1:4). a. God’s nature has come to us by the Word of God; therefore, His nature should flow out of us. b. When people encounter us, it should be the same as encountering Jesus, who operated in divine power when He was on this earth. c. “As he is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). C. We were born again by the Word of God, which is also called incorruptible seed (1 Peter 1:23). 1. The Word of God is seed that will always produce results. a. The Word of God can manifest into physical things. b. When Jesus came to this earth, He was the manifested Word of God (John 1:1, 14). D. As a result of Jesus’ coming to the earth, we now have the grace of God. More is required of us than of those who followed the law of Moses. (Matthew 5:21-28). 1. For example, the law emphasized, “Thou shalt not kill” (Matthew 5:21). a. However, today, Jesus says that we should not even continue to be angry with anyone. b. The grace of God enables us to change inwardly instead of changing our outward behavior. c. His grace gives us the ability to stop sinning. 2. The grace of God teaches us that we should live soberly, righteously, and godly— denying ungodliness (Titus 2:11, 12). a. This grace is available to everyone who will use faith to access it. Scripture References  Romans 11:6, AMP John 1:16, 17, AMP  1 John 2:6 2 Peter 1:4 1 John 4:17 1 Peter 1:2 John 1:1, 14 Matthew 5:21-28 Titus 2:11, 1