by Jim Perdue

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God's Life-Changing Grace (7 of 9)
Series: Growing a Healthy Church
Jim Perdue
Titus 3:3-7

We continue our series in Titus called Growing a Healthy Church. A healthy church is made up of healthy Christians who have experienced the life-changing grace of God. The grace of God. It is offered freely to all who will accept and believe by faith yet it can never be understood or comprehended by those who will accept it. READ TEXT

The law simply points out my weakness and utter helplessness in meeting God's standards, but God's grace makes it possible to be accepted by Him. God will only accept those who are righteous in His sight. Yet we are not made righteous by the deeds of the law or the works of the flesh. We are made righteous by the wonder-working power of Jesus Christ and the grace that He brought to mankind.

*''Oh the love that drew salvation's plan, Oh the grace that brought it down to man. Oh the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary. Mercy there was great and grace was free. Pardon there was multiplied to me. There my burdened soul found liberty, at Calvary.''*

*You all remember the story of Humpty Dumpty. He had an unsolvable problem. ''Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. And all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again.'' We too have a grave problem but ours has a solution. ''Jesus Christ came to our wall, Jesus Christ died for our fall; So that regardless of death and in spite of sin, Through grace, he might put us together again.''*

*Tony Evans tells this story: A father took his boys to the fair. He went to the ticket booth and bought a roll of tickets and dispensed it to his sons. Then one of his sons saw a school friend and brought him over to introduce him to his father. The school friend went over to the father, introduced himself, and then asked for a ticket! The father held back the tickets and said, ''I'm sorry, I can't give you a ticket. I need to hang ...

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