Summary: Christian Life is from Grace to Grace. We have nothing to brag about on our ownselves. Everything we have and everything we are because of God’s grace.
TOPIC: GRACE IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN
I. WHAT IS GRACE?
Grace – can be simply defined as – God’s unmerited favor to the undeserving.
Genesis 6:8 (quickview)  – is the very first reference in the Bible to great concept of God’s Grace. In the midst of the MOST WICKED SOCIETY that history has ever seen – the Bible says, there was one man who was – “a just man and perfect in his generations” – Genesis 6:9 (quickview)  – and the reason the Bible has given why he was different was that he – “found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
In this first mention – a VITAL DOCTRINE – is stressed. God’s Grace is not something which is earned.
It is significant that the first mention of the word “grace” in the New Testament (in Luke 1:30 (quickview)  – from the words of angel Gabriel to the Mary) stresses the same great truth (thus, Mary, just like Noah – “found grace with God.”
II. HOW WAS THE WORD “GRACE” USED IN THE BIBLE?
The word “GRACE” is used in the Bible to refer to the following . . .
Someone defined GRACE as –
G – od’s
R – iches
A – t
C – hrist’s
E - xpense
III. IMPORTANCE OF GOD’S GRACE TO THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN
1. Christian Life Starts With Grace –
b. The Book Of James was written to denounce Antinomianism – The Abused of Grace – referred to by James as . . .
As opposed to Christian’s . . .
c. Salvation is by Grace alone – but – Saving Grace is not alone – it produces God-glorifying works.
We may not be able to completely understood God’s Grace presently – but is will be explained to us in eternity. It will take eternity for us to learn completely the Wonderful Grace of God – Ephesians 2:7 (quickview) .
Pastor Antonio O. Maramara
God’s Grace Baptist Church
Parañaque City, 1704