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”
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 11:6 “But 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.