GRACE IN THE INDIVIDUAL LIFE AND IN THE HOME
Jesse M. Hendley
I Peter 2:19-20
Here we are again, friends, studying this wonderful First
Epistle of Peter, and here is the wonderful song,
Grace is flowing like a river!
Millions there have been supplied;
Still it flows, as full as ever
From the Saviour's wounded side.
In these few broadcasts on the Grace of God we are
going to be giving you this song at the beginning of
the message. It is so rich! GRACE! The Grace of God,
which has been flowing since Jesus died, flowing like
a mighty river. Millions of people have heard of God's
marvelous Grace in His great Salvation, and have
received it, and still Grace flows on, as full as
ever, from the Saviour's wounded side.
Turn with me now in your Bibles to First Peter,
chapter 2, verses 19 and 20, and we are taking up the
Grace of God in this message today. This is a
We found in chapter one (verse 2) that the Grace of
God comes only to people who have obeyed God in
accepting the Blood of Jesus in atonement for their
sins. Then we found (verse 10) that it regards
salvation as prophesied by the great prophets and has
to do with the sufferings of Christ. And then we found
(verse 13) that Grace is going to come to us at the
revelation of Jesus when He comes again.
Grace in the Individual Life
Now we come to a wonderful part that has to do with
our way of living, in regards to Grace. Chapter 2,
verses 19 and 20. "For this is thankworthy, if a man
for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering
wrongfully. For what glory is it if when ye be
buffeted for YOUR FAULTS ye shall take it patiently?
But if, when ye DO WELL and suffer for it, ye TAKE IT
PATIENTLY (there is the suffering), this is acceptable
You say, "Brother Hendley, I don't see the word GRACE
It is hidden in the translation, friends. Actually,
the word "thankworthy" in verse 19 is "grace." "This
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