Summary: this sermon is about the blessings in the life of a beleiver as he grows in the Grace of God
GROWING IN GRACE - EVIDENCES AND BENEFITS.
The fundamental blessing we receive through the grace of God is the salvation of our soul. Salvation is a free gift , an unmerited favour bestowed which none of us deserve.No one deserves the son of God to die for their sins.Therefore the first blessing we receive through the grace of God is the salvation of our soul.
The Grace of God is sufficient to meet every area of our life.The situations in our lives keep changing. But we can have the assurance that the grace of God will be sufficient for every situation.When we are in the mountain top we will have the grace to be humble. When we are in the valley the grace of God will help us not to be discouraged. Whatever be the situation in our life the grace of God will be sufficient for that situation.
The grace of God supplies the needs we face in our lives. The grace of God made the lord Jesus shed his prosperity and embrace poverty that we might enjoy the supply of our needs.As the needs in our lives increase we must also keep growing in grace which will ensure the supply of all our needs.
The grace of God is a powerful shield of protection in our lives.There are so many dangers, snares, enemies that we face in our lives. To counter these increasing threats to our lives we must keep growing in grace which is a covering over our lives.
Hebrews 13; 8-9
Growing in grace produces a stability in our walk with God.The
situations around us keep changing all the time. We are often caught in the midst of a storm of changes in values and principles and we are tempted to compromise and forsake our commitment .In these situations we need to be strong in grace to be stable in our spiritual life.
I Corinthans 15;9-10
The grace of God enables us to rise and shine for the Lord.Very often we feel inadequate and unworthy to do anything for the lord. We may lack natural abilitities and talents. But the grace of God can enable us to do that which we cannot do in our natural strength. Apostle Paul was an enemy of Christ in his natural state. But the grace of God tranformed him into a mighty apostle. The grace of God can do the same for everyone of us.
2 Timothy 2;1,3
The grace of God gives us strength to face any situation in our lives. We are able to rise up and be strong soldiers in the army of Jesus Christ. Without the grace of God we will not be able to fight the Lord’s battles. In these last days when there is so much opposition to the work of God , every child of God should be strong in the grace of God.