The Church requires grace to live as the Church of Jesus Christ.
Don Whelpley | January 1st, 2017
I. Grace brings us into salvation. V.11
Romans 4:4, Isaiah 64:6, Ephesians 2:8-9
• JUSTICE is getting the that we deserve.
• MERCY is getting the bad that we deserve.
• GRACE is getting the that we do not deserve.
II. Grace teaches us how to live. V.12
" ... to say no" ... the Greek here literally means to 'disown'"
A famous theologian of the 4th century, Chrysostom, said that the
ungodliness and worldly passions mentioned here were" ... the desire
or appetite for the things we cannot show God."
Grace teaches us to disown our sin and behave as if we are always ir
III. Grace prepares us for Heaven. V.13
II Peter 3:9-14, Revelation 21:3-4