Summary: That we may see where we stand with God.
I AM WHAT I AM
1st Cor: 15 : 1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
9For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
I am what I am by the Grace of God
Regardless of our station are rank in the Christian work, it is by the Grace of God
Coming down from his throne, matchless Grace.
1. I WAS SPARED BY HIS GRACE.
Not dying in the prison of Satan.
Not being deceived by the power of darkness
Not bearing dreaded punishment of sin committed.
Titus 3: 3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
2.I WAS SAVED BY THE GRACE OF GOD.
It was Grace that sought me
Grace spoke to me
Grace that Saved me
Eph. 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
3.I AM SERVING BY GRACE.
No better than any one
Do my best for the Lord.
Not of my goodness, but the Grace of God
2nd Cor.12:9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
4.MY SRENGTH COMES FROM THE LORD THROUGH GRACE.
I can stay true by Grace.
I can serve faithfully by Grace
I can win others by Grace.
Phil.4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
5.WE ARE SPRITUAL BY THE GRACE OF GOD
The greatness of God is expressed by the Grace of God.
His Glory is express by Grace.
Gods goodness is expressed by his Grace
2nd Tim. 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
6. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A GIFT OF GODS GRACE.
Given to the believer by Grace
Governs the believer by Grace
Gleams through the believer by Grace.
Rom.5:5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
7. WE ARE SPOKEN TO BY THE GRACE OF GOD.
The Grace of God instructs us.
The Grace of God invites us.
When Grace is not involved you are lost
Gal.1: 6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.