The Manifold Grace Of God – Part 4

20130528-175641.jpgWHAT IS IT? What does one do with it?

Noah found it – Gen. 6:8

Moses found (acquired) it – Exo. 33:11

God showed it to Ezra and group. The reason: so the remnant would experience a measure of revival. – Ezra 9:8

It’s poured onto the lips of the Messiah – Psalm 45:2

The Lord (as a Sun and Shield) gives it – Psalm 84:11

Instructions on where and how to find it – Proverbs 3

Some things it will do for you – Proverbs 3

Wisdom will place an ornament of it on your head – Prov. 4:9

With it on your lips, the King will be your friend – Prov. 22:11

God crowns His work with it – Zech. 4:7

It’s a key to revival, God’s way – Zech 12:10

WHAT IS IT?

Jesus had it upon Him (charis – gift, favor, grace) – Luke 2:40

Jesus was full of it – John 1:14

Jesus exchanged ours for His – John 1:16

Jesus brought it – John 1:17

The apostles did great miracles among the people; it was demonstrated greatly – Acts 4:33

Barnabas saw it in the church at Antioch – Acts 11:23

Paul and Barnabas persuaded others to continue in it – Acts 13:43

The Lord bore witness to the preaching of it, granting many signs and wonders – Acts 14:3

Paul and Barnabas had been entrusted to it – Acts 14:26; 15:40

Through it we shall be saved – Acts 15:11

We believe through it – Acts 18:27

WHAT DO YOU CALL IT?

It is good news – Acts 20:24

It is able to build you up and give you an inheritance – Acts 20:32

It accompanies each ministry office and calling – Romans 1:5

It shares with and supports peace – Romans 1:7

Deemed innocent because of it – Romans 3:24

It can’t be gained through works, but through believing – Romans 4:4

It secures the promise – Romans 4:16

We access it by faith – Romans 5:2

It does MUCH MORE good than anyone could ever do wrong – Romans 5:15, 20

Those who receive an abundance of it (along with righteousness) reign in life – Romans 5:17, 21

It gives us new freedom, overpowering the law of sin – Romans 6

ISN’T IT MORE THAN UNMERITED FAVOR?

Paul wrote with the power of it – Romans 12:3

Gifts differ according to our measure of it – Romans 12:6

It is given to us by Christ – 1 Cor. 1:4

With it we can be wise builders – 1 Cor. 3:10

With it we are what we are and can do what we do – 1 Cor. 15:10

It can be with you and I – 1 Cor. 16:23

It can spread and cause thanksgiving to abound – 2 Cor. 4:15

It is received – 2 Cor. 6:1

We can participate in it – 2 Cor. 8

With it we have sufficiency for all things, and have an abundance for every good work – 2 Cor. 9:8

It is our sufficiency, and it is to be expected when we’re at our weakest moment – 2 Cor. 12:9,10

DO YOU SEE HOW POWERFUL IT IS?

It comes as a “package” – with the Love of God and Communion with the Spirit – 2 Cor. 13:14

We are called “in” it and “through” it – Galatians 1:6,15

One can “fall” from it – Galatians 5:4 “fall” – to drop away; specially, be driven out of one’s course; figuratively, to lose, become inefficient:

It should be with our spirit – Galatians 6:18

It contains God’s riches – Ephesians 1:7; 2:7

Saved by it – Ephesians 2:8,9

It is a gift – Ephesians 3:7,8; 4:7

It can be imparted through the words we speak – Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6

Fruit is produced when you know the truth of it – Colossians 1:6

We can sing with it – Colossians 3:16

God has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by it – 1 Thessalonians 2:16

IT’S BEYOND COMPREHESION, YET WITHIN REACH OF EVERY PERSON

It is exceeding abundant through faith and love which are in Christ Jesus – 1 Timothy 1:14

It was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began – 2 Timothy 1:9

Be strong in it – 2 Timothy 2:1

It brings salvation – Titus 2:11

We are justified by it – Titus 3:7

Jesus tasted death by it – Hebrews 2:9

We can approach it – Hebrews 4:16

Don’t fall short of it – Hebrews 12:15

Let us have it – Hebrews 12:28

The heart is established by it – Hebrew 13:9; Psalm 112 (whole chapter)

You get more of it with God – James 4:6

A good steward of it, ministers it to others – 1 Peter 4:10

It is multiplied to us through Jesus – 2 Peter 1:2

Grow in it – 2 Peter 3:18

WHAT IS IT?

God’s GRACE – His willingness to use His power and ability on behalf of those who’s only prayer is in Him!

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT?

What can God do through you?