Sunday Night: Grace Upon Grace. There will be a day when you and I will be fully restored to who we were meant to be. John W. Ritenbaugh Living By Faith and God's Grace Grace gives us the power to say “No!” and turn in a much better direction. Grace is the goodness of God on behalf of sinners who humbly acknowledge their own deficiency and thus their dependence upon God’s grace for forgiveness and salvation: But He gives a greater grace. Mercy withholds a punishment we deserve; grace gives a blessing we don’t deserve. And He also gave us an innate conscience to know right from wrong. God rains down grace on all mankind. “Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.” Explanation and Commentary of John 1:16. COMPLETION. But He goes even further than mercy and extends grace to His enemies (Romans 5:10). In other words, it is not the belief of the people that determined whether God would ordain them to eternal life. He often brings us the right thing just in time. Written by Grace January 3, 2021. In mercy, God chose to cancel our sin debt by sacrificing His perfect Son in our place (Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21). All these things are common graces, and everyone born on the earth has the benefit of them because God … Place: BLCC. But we now have to change direction in our walk of life, leaving behind our old and sinful ways of life. Text: John 1.6-18. The world has had God the Creator from the very beginning. First Sunday of 2021. Sin turns us into addicts - we're slaves of sin, but God’s grace breaks that bondage. let … Faith is a gift of God’s grace and saving grace is given to whomever God wills — … God. The Grace of God Was Upon Jesus Christ. But he gives more grace. CT: God’s grace covers us all. God shows both mercy and grace, but they are not the same. If you want two great, perfect role models on who had properly walked with the grace of God upon their lives, and who had successfully accomplished all of their earthly missions that God wanted them to accomplish as a result of that divine grace, look no further than the apostle Paul and Jesus Christ Himself. Exodus 10:3,4 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? Out of the fullness of God that is in Christ we have all received grace. 6. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace … God, through His grace, gives us the blessing of having our sins forgiven and eventually receiving eternal life. Finally, God’s grace is the grace of completion. Date: 12/10/17. In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia, fell to the Union army. Living By Faith and God's Grace 'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh. The apostles used charis ("grace") in many other situations, but they applied it most especially to mean the powers given by God to meet our spiritual needs. God gives grace from start to finish in a person's relationship with Him. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is all freely given toward His glorification and His purpose of creating us to fill a position, a place in His Kingdom. Just the opposite: the prior ordination of God determined who would believe. For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. He gives us near misses when accidents are heading our way. Abraham Lincoln insisted on visiting the city. ... Do these things, and you will never fall away. It cannot be limited … He gave us the beauty and wonders of nature that we see each and every day. God’s grace also delivers. There was already grace given, but that grace was replaced by a new and greater grace. Grace Upon Grace For from His fullness we have all received grace upon grace – John1:16.