#115 – The grace God gives us

The guys begin their discussion with a gracious trip to Waffle House.  As much as we try to give grace in and of ourselves, we fall short.  We can extend grace to others, but only when we realize True Grace comes from God alone, can we be the conduit of God’s Grace to the world.  What is the grace God gives us? The guys try to unpack this deep and immense subject.  Below are some notes of their podcast.

Greek word for grace is charis which means favor, blessing, kindess

I. Definitions of God’s Grace.
a. God’s unmerited favor
b. It is His benevolence to the undeserving.
c. God’s loving forgiveness, exemption from judgment and promise of temporal and eternal blessing given to guilty and condemned sinners freely without any worthiness on their part and based on nothing they have done or failed to do.
II. There are two types of religion in this world.
a. Christianity which is based on the grace of God and faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone on the cross.
b. Attempt by man to earn grace by the works man does to reach God.

 

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 3:23-24 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 11:6But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Some phrases used to try and explain grace…

  • Common Grace- General grace given to all humanity. (Ex- Sunshine, the rain falls on the just and the unjust)
  • Saving Grace- Romans 3:24
  • Cheap Grace/ means of Grace- When we try to meld God’s grace  with our works, our salvation becomes work-based.