“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” - Titus 2:11-12 Grace did not come into existence with the birth of the Christian church. God has always been gracious, and dealt with His children with vast amounts of patience, long suffering…and grace.
But grace appeared VISIBLY for the first time in the person of Jesus Christ.
God’s saving grace, given before the beginning of time, was revealed to the world through Jesus. His coming is an epiphany of grace. His beautiful words, His healing miracles, His teaching, His compassion, forgiveness, and love all make grace a living reality.
Grace teaches us how to live, and is a beautiful teacher.
All believers learn through the “school of Grace.” Jon Stott says, “Grace bases her teaching upon the great facts in which her first grand revelation of herself was made, and finds all her reaching power in those mighty memories.”
Grace teaches us to say no to the world and worldly passions, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age.
God’s grace gives us the ability to live without condemnation, but with the strength…the grace…to live within His will.
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