"To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;"
(Ephesians 1:6-7 KJV)
The biblical meaning of grace is defined as divine blessing and unmerited favor from Our Awesome God, that brings joy and salvation to undeserving man. The word "Grace" goes beyond that, even to love given by a perfect God, Father God, to imperfect man who continues to sin and needs God's grace. The Book of Titus says, "For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" (Titus 3:3-5 KJV)
We need to talk about what, next to Jesus, is the sweetest word in all of the Bible, the word, "Grace." Without Grace you cannot know Our Awesome God. Without Grace you cannot understand God. Without Grace you cannot relate to God. There is not a word that is more important to the Christian than the word, Grace.
The Greek word, "charis" gives the idea of enabling and giving generously without thought of any return this is grace as God gives it. The receiver feels love and thankfulness. Grace is an attribute of Our Awesome God and can be thought of as the reason for all favors given to us by God. God’s love makes Him want to give to us in spite of our disobedient behavior and His Grace allows it to happen without compromising His righteousness. God’s righteousness still requires death as the payment for sin and Our Awesome God has also fulfilled that requirement through Jesus Christ, His ultimate act of Grace.
Our Awesome God wants you to recognize that everything, even life itself, is given through His Grace. He has revealed Himself through His Grace so you can know and understand Him and His Laws. His Grace provides a way for you to become His child and inherit eternal life. Join a church that reads the Bible, prays and preaches that Jesus, the Son of God, is our Savior giving us grace.
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Our programs include AWANA for children on Sunday at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM and a Bible Study. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all.
Flo & Bill