Tuesday, October 6, 2009

grace


In ourselves, we are nothing. But by God's grace through faith in Christ, we are something and have everything.
That’s because salvation is only by God's grace, a free gift from God through faith in Christ Jesus to all who believe. God does it all! We're just along for the ride. All we really need to do in order for God to raise us from the dead is ... be dead! (which really isn’t much of an accomplishment at all on on our part. )
Being saved by grace through faith means believing in Jesus as the Son of God, trusting in His death and resurrection for you, and receiving His forgiveness and salvation. It's as easy as that!
The Grace of God is simply unimaginable, because its hard for us to believe that you can get something for nothing in this life. But God's Grace is different than what the world offers. It's getting what you don't deserve. It's God's riches at Christ's expense. It's your fithy rags in exchange for Christ's robe of righteousness. It means that although Jesus has the birthday, we get all the gifts!
Sound too good to be true? Yes it does. But in fact it is the greatest truth the world has ever known or ever will know.

"By grace you are saved, through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, so no one can boast." (Romans 2:8)

2 comments:

Delme Linscott said...

Hi Pete
Nice blog! Look forward to hearing some more of your thoughts. I am leading a Mission weekend soon entitled: "Living in Grace."
I recently blogged a lot on prayer too. If you have a moment, check out my blog www.delmelinscott.blogspot.com

Blessings
Delme

pastor pete said...

thanks delme. i added some more to the post you commented on.
i will be checking out your blog as well. blessings - pete