Saving Grace can be summed up in this classic hymn, Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I am found, was blond but now I see.
Saving Grace is irresistible. It saves unworthy sinners like me. It fulfills God’s plan of salvation. It erases and forgives me of my sin and iniquity.
Titus 2:11 ¶ For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
Titus 3:6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
Titus 3:7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Rom. 5:15 ¶ But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
Saving grace is available for all sinners like us. The depth, width and magnitude of his grace saves me from sin, the wrath of God and hell – all of which I deserve without His grace.
Unlike common grace, saving grace has its benefit in this life and in the life to come. What gets me to heaven and experience eternal life is HIS saving GRACE.
John 1:14 ¶ The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.
John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Saving grace can only be found in Jesus Christ. His grace is sufficient for me.
How important is this GRACE? Without a proper understanding of the GRACE of God nothing in Scripture will make sense. I challenge you to understand and live in the grace of God
Father, we pray that we might live our lives in your grace. May we never think highly of ourselves but understand that every good thing comes from you. From our salvation, our provision, our family, the blessings – all received by the grace of God. Thank you for your grace in Jesus name, Amen.
2. common grace