Grace is the most important concept in the Bible, Christianity, and the world. It is most clearly expressed in the promises of God revealed in Scripture and embodied in Jesus Christ.
Race to see that we are free and look what Jesus can do for us. Grace can make us perfect in Christ.
And all you people, look around and see that Grace is divine help and strength that we receive through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, it through grace, we are saved from sin and death. In addition, grace is an enabling power that strengthens us from day to day and helps us endure to the end.
Come, listen to the word of God and see what grace does to love. Give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds.
Everyone who comes to God will feel they are filled with mercy and love, and all that grace comes from You O Lord. Amen.
Faith is an essential part of our relationship with God. It is a prerequisite to beginning the conversion process, which is a necessary step on the road to salvation and eternal life.
And without faith we can't please God (Hebrews 11:6), essentially because if we don't believe in Him and believe Him, we won't really be trying to please Him. People who live by faith as followers of Jesus Christ are called "believers" (Acts 5:14).
Is our belief in God based on a rational foundation? Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
The Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Our relationship with God starts with God. He calls us and opens our minds to understanding and believing. That the initial seed of faith is a gift of God and, as we will see in a future lesson, faith is also a fruit that comes through using God's Holy Spirit.
How do you grow in faith? Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Hearing the Word of God can help us see God's faithfulness in the past and His solid promises for the future. Amen