Summary: The marvelous grace of God
Grace Greater Than Our Sins
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom 5:20 -21)
1. Grace is an expression of God’s undeserved love for mankind.
·(Isa 43:4) Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee:
·(John 3:16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
·(Rom 5:8) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
·(1 John 4:9-10) In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
·(1 John 4:19) We love him, because he first loved us.
2. It is obvious to all that sin abounds and has plagued all of human history.
·(Gen 6:5) The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.
·(Psa 51:3) For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
·(Psa 51:5) Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
·(Eccl 7:20) There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.
·(Rom 3:10) As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
·(Rom 3:23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
·(Eph 2:1-3) As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.
3. Though you are burdened with a heavy load of sin, God grace is greater than you sin.
·(Psa 32:1-5) Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
·(Isa 1:18) Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
·(Mat 11:28-30) Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
·(Col 2:13-14) And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
4. You can experience the wonderful grace of God by accepting His offer of forgiveness and eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.
·(John 1:11-13) He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
·(John 5:24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
·(John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
·(Acts 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.