SOME WHO ARE IGNORANT OF THE “GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE” (Gal 1:11-12/Acts 20:24) DEROGATIVELY CALL IT “CHEAP GRACE” OR “EASY BELIEVISM”. WELL, IT MAY BE EASY OR CHEAP TO YOU, BUT IT CAUSED GOD HIS SON.
THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS RIGHT WHEN HE FEARED THAT PEOPLE’S MINDS ARE BEING CORRUPTED BY THE ENEMY BECAUSE OF THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST. (2Cor 11:3) “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
HERE ARE SOME GOSPEL TRUTHS THAT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND GOD’S GRACE.
(Rom 11:6) And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
(Rom 4:4) Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
(Rom 4:5) But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
(Eph 2:8-9) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
GRACE IS UNMERITED FAVOR FROM GOD; YOU CAN NOT WORK FOR IT, MERIT IT OR DESERVE IT.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
JESUS IS THE TRUE MANNA FROM HEAVEN! HE IS THE BREAD OF LIFE THAT WE NEED TO FEED ON THE REST OF OUR LIVES. DO NOT COMMIT THE SAME MISTAKE AS THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DID DURING THE TIME OF MOSES WHEN THEY SAID, “WE DETEST THIS MISERABLE FOOD!” REMEMBER, JESUS IS NOT THE BREAD OF LIFE FOR NOTHING.
(Num 21:5) They spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”
(Num 21:6) Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
(Num 21:7) The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
(Num 21:8) The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”
(Num 21:9) So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.
(John 6:40) “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
(John 6:33) “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
AS A PASTOR, I AM NOT AT LIBERTY TO FEED YOU THE WISDOM OF MEN OR THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD, BUT CHRIST THE WISDOM OF GOD; THE BREAD OF LIFE HIMSELF–THE MANNA FROM HEAVEN.
(1Cor 1:30) It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
(1Cor 1:31) Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
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