The Radical Gospel of Grace
6 Jun 2016
When we make mistakes and “mess up,” we should never think that the mistake we made is greater than God’s love and grace. Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more, which is the opposite of what religion tells us. The power of relationships comes from confidence in the supernatural love that Jesus has put inside of us. When we meet others, instead of judging them for their past or present situation, we can have more confidence in our love than in their past sins. Grace is not just about the forgiveness of sin—it is also about God working in us and for us, doing what we cannot do.
A. When correctly interpreting what the Word says about the grace of God, religion misses the mark.
B. Jesus has made it possible for us to have everything God wants for us. We simply must have the faith to reach out and claim it.
- The Word became flesh and lived among us. We saw the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14, 17).
- Grace is more than a message. Grace is a person, and His name is Jesus.
- Some people do not understand the grace message because they have been stuck in religious doctrine for so long, the Word of God has become of no effect to them.
- We must make sure we interpret the Word correctly. What we think determines what we believe, and what we believe determines how we live.
- Because of the finished works of Jesus, we have everything we need.
- God has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 1:1-3).
- Blessed be God, Who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).
- The communication of our faith becomes effectual by acknowledging every good thing in us in Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:6).
- Acknowledging something means admitting it is real.
- Faith is required to receive what grace has made available.
- We have access by faith into grace, and we rejoice in hope in God’s glory (Romans 5:2).
- It is of faith that it might be by grace, to the end that the promise might be sure to all generations. Inheriting the promise depends completely on faith (Romans 4:16, AMP).
- Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
- Sin shall not dominate us, because we are not under the Law, but under grace (Romans 6:14).
- Under the Law of Moses, the focus is on what we do. Under grace, the focus is on trusting in what Jesus has done.
John 1:14, 17 Romans 5:2
2 Peter 1:1-3 Romans 4:16, AMP
Ephesians 1:3 Romans 10:17
Philemon 1:6 aggai Romans 6:14