Essays in Grace

Overview of My Newest Work:

  1. Understanding Grace”
    When we have explained grace we will finally know all there is to know about God.
    Grace: The Full and United Exercise of the Attributes Of God.
    “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” – 2 Peter 1:3
  2. Defining ‘Grace’:
    God’s grace was borrowed from the vocabulary of God’s Heaven—not as an explanation but only an exclamation that there is a Heaven to come.
    Grace: The Spirit at Work – The Arrabon.
    “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” – Ephesians 1:13-14
  3. Grace in the New Testament:
    The Old Testament does not help much in determining grace in the New.
    Grace: An Inclusive Act of Mercy.
    “Shew thy marvelous lovingkindness, O thou that save by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.” – Psalm 17:7
  4. Grace in the Old Testament:
    Grace: God’s Deliverance in accordance with the Old Covenant.
    “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.” – 1 Peter 1:10
  5. Grace & The Missionary:
    Grace: The Missionary’s Message.
    “But none of these things move me… so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24
  6. Divine Fairness:
    All things are fair—not in love and war—in grace.
    Grace: The Restoring of All Things
    “For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But .. not yet see. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” – Hebrews 2:8-9
  7. Grace as a Theology:
    All true theology is a study in the grace of God.
    “Grace … be multiplied to you in the … knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” – 2 Peter 1:2
  8. Grace – a Divine Idea:
    Grace: God’s bounty which He lavishes upon us … with or without our awareness.
    Completely and Only: The Provenance of God.
    “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” – John 1:17
  9. The Hidden Message of Grace:
    Grace: The trail of Biblical history that led to Calvary.
    Grace: The Creator at Work.
    “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
  10. Grace & the Favor Principle:
    We are all God’s favorites.
    Grace: The Kindnesses of God.
    “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2:7
  11. A Reasonable Grace:
    God acting for reasons within Himself.
    Grace: The Good Pleasure of The Lord.
    “It is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” – Philippians 2:12
  12. Grace Is Not a License to Sin:
    We are freed to serve God.
    Grace: The Redemption of God.
    What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.” – Romans 6:15
  13. Grace Is Not God’s Favor:
    Grace: The impartial provisions of Salvation for all and any who seek Him.
    God’s response may appear to be one thing for one person but something else for another, but He is always and only a HOLY God.
    “Remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.” – Ephesians 6:9 [ Galatians 2:6].
  14. Grace Is Not a Status:
    Salvation is not only positional.
    Grace: God in Covenant Relationship with Us.
    “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18
  15. Grace Is Free, Not Cheap:
    A Cross before a Crown.
    Grace: The Free and Undeserved Gift of God.
    “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.” – Matthew 10:38
  16. Grace Is Not Contrary to God’s Law:
    Christ frees us from legalism.
    Grace: The Fulfillment, not the Abrogation, of the Mosaic Law.
    “The law itself is holy, and its commands are holy and right and good.” – Romans 7:12
    “Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.” – Romans 3:31
  17. Heaven’s Modus Operandi:
    Grace: The Culture of Heaven.
    “…even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 5:21
  18. Grace & The ‘But’ Principle:
    Sinful past but glorified future.
    Grace: The Ultimate Blessing.
    “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” – Romans 5:20
  19. Grace & the Continuum:
    Grace: The Impartiality of God.
    Imagine a place where competitions, comparisons, and judgments do not exist.
    “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” – Jeremiah 31:34
  20. Grace & Culture:
    Grace: Transcending Culture.
    The Gospel is not the property of any religion—and indeed cannot be—because God’s grace has been extended to all.
    “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone” – Matthew 16:15 NLT
  21. The Fruit of Grace:
    Grace: The Fruit of The Spirit.
    Yielding tot the Spirit: The treasure house in which all other graces are contained.
    “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” – Galatians 5:22-23
  22. Living in The Grace of God:
    Grace: to be lived!
    Grace, not only for us, but is also administered by us and through us to others as a witness to its reality.
    “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8
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