The Grace Of God
December 24, 2006
INTRODUCTION: What is it? What is it not? How do I receive it? Why do I not deserve it? Is it not possible to earn it? Who gives it? Is it a gift?
1. It's Meaning
2. It's Measure
3. It's Motive
John Newton, "Amazing Grace"
• It is a gift from God
• It is a gift of Hope
• It is a gift of Forgiveness
• It is a gift that instills new life, nature, disposition
Statements About Grace
There is no cause in the person why grace should be shown
God's unmerited favor toward unworthy sinners, by which He delivers them from condemnation and death
"Has appeared to all men" -- universal opportunity for salvation
Great Question: What does God use to help us realize our need?
"Redemption (Christ's death on our behalf) creates the need it satisfies. The Gospel of God creates a sense of need of ...
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