What is Grace
What is grace? Grace is to receive something that you don’t deserve. Therefore the grace of God is when God gives us what we don’t deserve.
The Greek word for grace is [Charis] meaning favour; kindness.
Therefore the grace of God is unmerited favour or unmerited kindness. When God shows us grace, it’s not because we deserve it – but God gives us grace because it is who He is – God is a gracious God.
Difference Between Grace & Mercy
Mercy is when God does NOT give us what we deserve. Mercy withholds punishment we deserve. Grace is when God GIVES us what we don’t deserve.
For example, Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. This is a verse that incorporates both the mercy and the grace of God.
Through Romans 6:23 we can learn that since man is a sinner and is guilty of sin, man deserves death (which is spiritual separation from God or hell). However, God is able to show MERCY to man by NOT giving man what he actually deserves, which is death. God therefore withholds the punishment we deserve. Instead God has shown GRACE to man by offering man unmerited or undeserved kindness by giving to man the GIFT of eternal life in Jesus Christ.
Salvation by Grace
Therefore according to Romans 6:23, eternal life is an unmerited GIFT.
As you may know, a gift is something that one receives freely or for free. A gift is not paid for by the one who receives the gift. Therefore we receive eternal life as a gift by the grace of God.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast”.
Therefore when rephrased, Ephesians 2:8-9 is saying that Christians are saved by the unmerited favour or undeserved kindness of God. Furthermore this salvation is a gift of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone and not because of a person’s personal effort or work.
Therefore the grace of God is not earned. The grace of God is not something you work for. The grace of God is not something that you receive because you deserve it.
The grace of God is extended to all of mankind irrespective of race, background or belief system.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
According to the riches of God’s grace we receive redemption and the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ and the blood He shed of mankind on the cross.
A Christian is saved by grace alone through faith or total trust in Jesus Christ. It is not through the law or through personal effort that a person is saved but it is because of the undeserved kindness of God.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS LORD & SAVIOUR? WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACCEPT THAT IT’S NOT BY YOUR OWN EFFORT OR WORKS THAT YOU ARE SAVED – BUT IT IS ONLY BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST THAT YOU ARE SAVED?
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We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.
PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.
“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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