Summary: What’s so amazing about Grace?
Our goal this morning is to understand –
THE GRACE OF GOD
We are saved by grace— WHAT IS GRACE?
Grace is God’s power in your weakness—
Grace is God’s power in you to be and do– What you don’t have the power to be or do
Some have called grace unmerited favor----Some have said grace covers sin
The bible says – LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SIN– Greater LOVE has no man than this.
Unmerited favor— IS MERCY— NOT GRACE
Grace CAN’T be UNMERITED FAVOR— I’LL PROVE IT LATER IN SERMON
Now that you know what Grace isn’t & what grace is —
Let’s look at— 4 Amazing Facts About Amazing Grace
1. You are Saved by Grace —
There is nothing you can do ---- Say the right things, dress right, act right, be good
“If I just live a good life”– A good life according to who?
Hitler died thinking he had a Good life
Actors in Hollywood— Scientology— Think they live a good live
Things are good– I got a girlfriend— My wife don’t even know it
My kids got in trouble – I spanked em good
The Christian life has never been about GOOD— It’s about PERFECTION
Grace is God’s power in you— WHERE YOU HAVE NO POWER
That’s why this scripture say— SAVED BY GRACE– You can’t save yourself
How do we get this power---- BELIEVE IN JESUS
Romans 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus
Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Only way to be saved— IS BELIEVE IN JESUS— GOD”S GRACE SAVES YOU
YOU ARE SAVED BY GRACE
2. You can fall from Grace— YOU REALLY CAN
Shane you always say— We can’t lose our salvation
You can’t lose salvation— YOU CAN FALL FROM GRACE
You need to know – The greatest enemy of GRACE— is THE LAW– 10comm
If you watch the some TV— They’ll tell you we are to live by the 10 Comm
I don’t have anything against the 10 Comm– The problem is Christians know what BIBLE SAYS
1 Cor 15:16 The sting of death is sin, the strength of sin is the law
Galatians 3:10 For as many who are under the works of the law, are under a curse
Romans 7:5 Sinful passions are aroused by the law
Hebrews 8: 13 Calling Jesus the new Covenant– Means he made the 1st one obsolete
John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
So it’s clear following the law — CAN’T SAVE US— Can’t MAKE us Righteous
We are righteous—
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
1 Timothy 1:9 The law is not made for the righteous
OK SHANE WE GET IT!!!– What does this have to do with Falling from GRACE
Galatians 5: 1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
When you quit trusting in Jesus– And start looking to the Law, performace, acts, works, RELIGION— You have fallen from grace
WHY?— You think you have the power to do it
GODS GRACE IS POWER TO DO – WHAT U DON’T HAVE POWER TO DO
The law can only tell you your dirty— Grace will clean you up
That’s why people quit go to church— ALL they hear is how dirty they are
3. Your sin can never out jump GOD’S GRACE–
Romans 5: 20 The law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The question isn’t if I sin— It’s WHEN I sin— Am I still saved
Say a cuss word before you die— HELL
Have a heart attack while your in a bar— HELL
We need to live lives that are pleasing to God—
What pleased God was His SON dying and rising again
From now till the end of time know this
YOU HAVE NO SIN
Your sin was give to Jesus on the CROSS— BURIED, DEAD FOREVER
Christ cleansed you from all unrighteousness
You are clean – You are forgiven— You are God’s child forever & ever