Freedom in Grace

Romans 6:14-18 "For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under the law but under grace. What then" Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means... But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient form [...]

Illustrations of Grace: The Lost Son or The Prodigal Son

The Father's love is so inviting, generous, forgiving, and comforting. Forgiveness can be very difficult when you feel taken advantage of, it is much easier to want to take revenge and have an "I'll show them" attitude. But this is not so with our Heavenly Father. Luke 15 ends with the Parable of the prodigal [...]

Illustrations of Grace: The Lost Coin

The parable of the lost coin is found in Luke 15:8-10. Jesus tells this parable to illustrate another facet of God's grace. Jesus explains that a woman loses a coin in her home. You may think it must be very valuable to matter so much. And it was to her. I remember,  a few years [...]

Illustrations of Grace: The Lost Sheep

Grace is one of the most important concepts in the Bible. Jesus helps us to understand the importance of grace for our lives and how it should make a difference in our lives. One way He does this is through His teaching of various parables. Jesus tells a parable about the lost sheep in Luke [...]

The Throne of Grace

Hebrews 4:16 "Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Doesn't that verse just make you sigh a breath of relief? It's like you have been walking around carrying a boulder on your back and then [...]

While We Wait

Our time is in our hands. We choose how we live each day.  Jesus came and died for us. He left this earth to go and prepare a place for us. The reality and truth of God's grace should make a difference in how we live while we wait for Jesus to return.  Titus 2:11-14 NIV [...]

Equality at the Cross

Romans 3:23 tells us that "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."  We find equality at the cross. We find equality because: We all are sinful before a Holy God. Our sin is the reason for our need of a Savior. we all come to Jesus as sinners in need of [...]

Sufficient Grace

The word sufficient is defined as enough, adequate, or to be provided with as much as needed. The Lord told Paul in 2 Corinthian 12:9 that His "grace is sufficient." Paul prayed three times for the Lord to remove the "thorn" in his flesh and the Lord did not remove it. Instead the Lord gave [...]

God is Gracious

What does the graciousness of God mean to you? The word gracious means to show kindness to those who are inferior, and to be filled with compassion. Grace is defined as unmerited favor. These words are a perfect description of who God is and how He has acted and continues to act towards us. God's [...]