Summary: God’s Grace is an awsome place in which to reside.
Grace Greater Than All Our Sins Hebrews 6: 1-12
The first verses portrays those who would know truth & conviction yet deny Jesus and follow after false confession (Judaism)
vs.9 then brings us to a place where sinful meets Grace (Better Things)
It is a gift that transcends time, space, religion, humanity, - all that can bind
It goes beyond all that we can attain – "of God" – not the same as "gifts"
John 4- Woman at the well is given it
Acts 8- Simon the sorcerer tries to buy it
Romans 5- Given through Jesus
Romans 6:23- The gift contains eternal life
Eph 2:8-9 Described as GRACE
What is Grace? What do we already know?
1.A Gift of God
2.Given through Jesus
3.Provides eternal life
vs.9 shows that it goes farther than just this- "Better Things...accompany Salvation"
What are some of these things?
Watchman Nee.- new convert "afraid of losing salvation"- reply, Dog Faithful,house trained, obedient, never makes a mess, A Pure Delight.... Son- messy, throws food, dirtys clothes, not very obedient- Who’s gonna inherit my kingdom?
Galatians 4:6-7 (And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our heart crying, "Abba! Father!" Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.) NASB.
God doesn’t look at our perfection but our adoption.
This opens such a great door – Prayer
Phil 4:6-7 (Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.) NASB
Why is this security?
My son, Aaron in pool- farther I go toward the deep end the harder he holds on- yet the water is over his head at all times
THIS LIFE IS OVER OUR HEADS!!
H.A. Ironside- picked up an Indian convert to take to a Bible conference.
Asked what the Indian made of Law and Grace-
Saw a sign on a street "Do not spit here"-- everyone had !
They visited a fine house, NO SIGN, LOOKED ALL OVER FOR SPIT- NO SPIT, How funny- where the sign was there they spitted -here no law; But because they love THE HOUSE and THE OWNERS no one spits. Rules do not change a person, Situations Change people.
OUR NEW SITUATION
Romans 6:1-2 (What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that Grace may abound? God Forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?)KJV
How can we that move from human morality to grace continue to sin.
Noah & the Ark- Those that had come aboard didn’t ask to have a perch on the side of the ship- they came in and enjoyed all the benefits of the Salvation that was given unto them.
Husband & Wife- No Love, Husband had a list of demands-wife followed them (very detailed). Husband finally died- wife fell in love. New couple was a picture of love- Got Married. They served each other- Wife found old husband’s list -it dawned on her – she’s doing the same chores. Yet now its out of Love, because of a relationship. Before the relationship Did not exist only work. Now the relationship brings about the work.