Sermon


The Grace of God


All those who are saved by the grace of God and who are born again have become spiritual sons and daughters of God.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.-John 1:12.

There is the common grace of God extended to all. It is the common grace that the masses heard the general call of the Gospel. The general call invites people to repent and believe, but it does not compel anyone to heed it. Many heard that call, but because they are still Satan's clutches, they have rejected it. But to the children of God is given the special grace like the drawing grace. John6 :41-45. Unless the Father draws a person he cannot come to Christ. Then there is the saving grace. Ephesians2 :8. In saving grace God saves our souls from the penalty of sin and eternal hell and makes us righteous through Christ's death and resurrection from the cross.

The Sanctifying Grace saves us from the power of sin. It sets us apart to receive the new nature. Then, 2 Corinthians 5:17 affirms the new nature.

That sanctification is through the Word of God. John 17:17.

The Intimate grace. As sweet as it is to experience the grace of God through people, it is even sweeter to experience the grace of God through an intimate relationship with God Himself.