Summary: THIS SERMON IS ABOUT THE BLESSINGS OF THE GRACE OF GOD NAMELY 1.SURVIVAL 2.SUFFICIENCY 3.SERVICE 4.SYMPATHY 5.SECRET 6.SALVATION 7.SUCCOUR
THE GRACE OF GOD
THE GRACE OF GOD
The mercy of God helps us to survive in this dangerous world . It is because of His mercies that we are not consumed . His favour surrounds us as a shield and protects us from the numerous attacks of the enemy . We should receive the Lord ’s mercy and grace in abundance in our life in order to survive the dangers we face from satan , evil people , etc in this world.The grace of God is a powerful shield of protection in our lives. To counter these increasing threats to our lives we must keep growing in grace which is a covering over our lives. There are so many dangers surrounding us; dangers to our soul, body, relationships, and material possessions etc. We cannot foresee every danger that can affect us. Therefore we need to be strong in the grace of God, which provides a supernatural protection to our lives.
" Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "
Psalms 5:12 "For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield."
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 is sufficient for our life. It helps us to bear difficulties that do not go away. Apostle Paul had a thorn that did not go away but he received grace to bear it. When we face such situations in our life we need the grace of God to bear it.
"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
The mercy and grace of God helps us to serve Him effectively and powerfully. We are unworthy in our own strength and abilities . But when we receive the grace of God we are enabled to be serve Him . The Apostle Paul felt he was not even worthy to be called an Apostle because he persecuted the church of God. But the Grace of God transformed him and enabled him to labour more than anybody else. We need to receive the grace of God to overcome our weaknesses and limitations and serve God effectively. 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.
" For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. "
The Lord wants us to come boldly before the throne of Grace to receive grace and mercy to help in time of need. We have a high priest who can understand our pain and agony because He was tested in every area like us ,yet remained sinless. Therefore He is moved with a heart of compassion for us . Hence we can come boldy before the throne of grace and receive all the help that we need in our lives.