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What is so Amazing About Grace?

What’s so Amazing about Grace?

Amazing Grace is one of my all time favorite songs. The words that remind us of God’s great love are powerful. In the next three articles I want to answer the question: What’s so Amazing about Grace? In this first article what I want to deal with is that grace gives us what we need, not what we deserve. What do we deserve? First we have to understand that when we sin (all have sinned, Romans 3:23) we deserve death (Romans 1:32). The Bible teaches that this death is eternal punishment in hell (Matthew 25). Now that is not the best news you have had all day, but because of His grace provided through His son we can have forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:6-8). That is the best news you will ever receive. The Bible teaches that we have to respond to that grace, but that is another article for another day. Not only can we have forgiveness of sins, but we can have eternal life because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ accomplished at the cross (Romans 6:23). To know what the Bible teaches about responding to this grace, please contact us at the Lebanon church of Christ.

 

This is the second of three articles discussing: What is so Amazing about Grace? In the last article we talked about the fact that grace gives us what we need, not what we deserve. Today I want to talk about grace being so amazing because it involves the best dying for the worst. There are not many people in this world willing to give the best for the worst, but God is willing. Sin has a unique way of totally destroying life both physically and spiritually, and I mentioned in last week’s article that all have sinned (Romans 3:23). So we find ourselves in that worst category. We may not like this, but the Bible is very plain about this fact (Romans 3:9-18). What If we had someone who understood us. This is where the best comes in. Jesus has been tempted as we are, but He did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). No stain, no blemish, no sin, Jesus was the perfect sacrifice, and He chose to freely give His life for us (John 10:17-18). The best died for the worst that day on the cross of Calvary so we can be saved (2 Corinthians 5:21). If we can help you, please contact us.

 
We cannot cover everything that is amazing about grace in this short space, but what  we have already talked about is grace giving us what we need, not what we deserve and the best dying for the worst. Today let us discuss grace costing God all but Him freely giving it to us. I cannot imagine what Abraham must have went through when God called him to sacrifice his son (Genesis 22), but God knows what Abraham went through when He gave His all, His Son (John 3:16, Romans 8:31-32). I cannot think of anything more valuable. I cannot fathom the pain and suffering Jesus and His Father went through on that cross. When we pay a high price for something, we expect a high price in return. You do not see many people willingly taking a loss on an investment, but the thing that cost God so much is freely offered to all (Romans 5:15-17). Yes we must respond to that free gift (you cannot receive something you do not respond to), but God is willing to give to any who would respond according to the Bible. Let us help you find out what the Bible teaches about responding to this amazing grace.

Chris King




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