Sunday, June 28, 2009

"MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT"


God’s grace is sufficient (more than enough) to save all His people in and by the Lord Jesus Christ. God’s grace is sufficient to redeem all His people in and by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and justify them completely based on His righteousness alone. God’s grace is sufficient to regenerate and convert all His people in and by the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit in the new birth. God’s grace is sufficient to bring all His people unto glory in and by the Lord Jesus Christ. Here is the nature of God’s sufficient grace in Christ. God’s sufficient grace:

(1) Is SOVEREIGN GRACE – “For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.” (Romans 9:15-16)

(2) Is FOR SINNERS – “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (1 Timothy 1:15)

(3) REIGNS THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS – “That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21)

(4) RESULTS IN LIFE TO DEAD SINNERS – “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” (Romans 8:10)

(5) BRINGS FORTH FRUIT UNTO GOD – “Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God." (Romans 7:4)

(7) PRESERVES UNTO GLORY – “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6)

By Bill Parker

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