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Series: The Grace of God
GRACE COMES FROM THE GREEK WORD CHARIS xáris (preeminently used of the Lord's favor - freely extended to give Himself away to people (because He is "always leaning toward them").
5485 /xáris ("grace") answers directly to the Hebrew (OT) term 2580 /Kaná ("grace, extension-toward"). Both refer to God freely extending Himself (His favor, grace), reaching(inclining) to people because He is disposed to bless (be near) them.
N. T. writers use ????? (charis) pre-eminently of that kindness by which God bestows: favor even upon the ill-deserving, and grants to sinners the pardon of their offences, and bids them acceptance of eternal salvation through Christ:
Last week we laid the foundation for our series on The Grace of God, that is, that Jesus Christ was the One that brought us the grace of God. It is through Christ and the work that He did on the cross that grace (God's favor) has been extended to you and me! Grace is the Unmerited Favor of God upon sinful man. It is God Himself pardoning us of our offenses and giving us the gift of eternal life.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
What a terrible price that Jesus paid for us. The Father turned His face away and placed on Jesus all the sins of mankind in order that His GRACE would be extended to us. We read it in the book of Isaiah chapter 53 last week.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Let us be reminded once again of the Grace that has been shown to us in Jesus Christ. Sometimes we need to be refreshed in our minds and hearts what Christ has done for us. The story of the display of God's love demonstrated through Jesus Christ can never get old. It is the greatest story that has ever been told.
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