Summary: The enemy sends voices into this world to get our eyes off of the truth of the Gospel. The enemy comes to malign, to put down, the Gospel of Grace the Jesus gave His life for us to embrace. Why? Because it is Amazing!
Start with Amazing Grace Video.
Lord God and Father,
open our eyes so we can see Your truth.
Open our ears so w can hear Your voice.
Open our mind so we can understand Your Word.
And open our heart so we may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of Grace.
Grace is the Gospel.
Please don’t let anyone tell you any different.
There is an enemy of the Gospel of Grace. There is one who is cunning and determined to undermine our faith and undermine our relationship with God.
The enemy sends voices into this world to get our eyes off of the truth of the Gospel. The enemy comes to malign, to put down, the Gospel of Grace the Jesus gave His life for us to embrace.
This is a matter of blessings and curses.
This is a matter of life and death.
And yet there are so many voices out there that try to teach other Gospels. The Gospel of Joseph Smith, the Gospel of Buddha, the Gospel of the Koran, the Gospel of Hollywood, the Gospel of Washington DC, the Gospel of science, and so on.
The enemy of God has an entire arsenal of weapons that he uses against our faith to get our eyes off the one true Gospel which is the Gospel of God’s Grace.
The enemy is a liar! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of Grace. Grace is the Gospel.
Today we are going to look at God’s Word and we are going to see that the Gospel of Grace is true Gospel and it is truly amazing.
Every church, every minister that preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be blessed by God. He will resource them to do His work. He will provide for them to a place where everything is supplied for the sake of the Gospel.
Let’s look at what the Apostle Paul has to say about grace in Galatians 1:6-9.
This is one of the most intensely emotional defenses of the Gospel of Grace that you can find in the all of the New Testament.
Here is what is happening in the church in Galatia, they had left the Gospel of Grace. The truth of the Gospel of Grace was being distorted, made different but here is the thing; it was dangerously believable.
Sound familiar? People today are trying to redefine Grace.
The Bible defines grace for us.
We will get to Galatians in a moment.
Paul through the anointing of the Holy Spirit while in Ephesus, said, and I am reading this through the Amplified version, But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from [which was entrusted to me by] the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God’s grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy). Acts 20:24
The Gospel is the good news and the good news is God’s unmerited favor.
There are some who would say today that grace is not unmerited favor, but it is! The Bible defines it that way. Favor that is not deserved. There is nothing we could have done to receive this. We didn’t deserve it, but God gave it.
Don’t let anyone redefine grace for you. The Bible has already done it. Grace does not come by works, it comes freely from God who gave us Jesus Christ.
Titus 3:5 says, 5 He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit…
Grace will produce good works not dead works but the good works will not produce the grace. We are not saved by our good works. We are saved by the grace. We are saved by the Gospel of Grace. The Gospel of Grace is the Good News of Jesus Christ.
That is why Paul said, “8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV
There are a lot of people in this world today who think they are going to heaven because they have done good things or because they are good people but they have not accepted the Grace of God.
They are going to be surprised one day!
OK, so back to Galatians.