The word grace means more than just God’s kindness or His gentleness toward us, or even His mercy.  It means His underserved favor.  It means God, the Almighty, owes nothing to us, and we deserve nothing from Him.

The scripture says “by grace you have been saved” (Eph 2:5).  It means our salvation was totally unmerited (not by work). It came solely because of God’s grace.

The motive of grace is the infinite compassionate love of a merciful God, but the work of grace was Jesus Christ’s death on the cross (not by work).

When I imagine Christ hanging from the cross, the nails in His hands, the crown of thorns on His head, His blood draining from His body, the soldiers mocking Him, then I begin to see the depth of God’s grace.  Then I know that nothing can equal the infinite love of God for a sinful world.

But God’s grace is also exhibited when we humbly bow before Christ in repentance and faith, then we find forgiveness.  Brothers and sisters, without God’s grace we have no hope. John 1:17 says, “Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ”.  September 11, 2015 we had our first fast and prayer day from 6 am to 6 pm.  The last Friday of every month we will fast and pray, by the grace of the Almighty.

Amen.

 

Posted by Lusienie Fofana

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