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 The wonders of God’s grace

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

We cannot be saved without God’s wondrous grace. All that is expected of us to accept in faith what the Lord is offering us. It is completely beyond the ability of man to save himself. This single verse refers to five divine wonders. These are all supernatural things which are outside the ability of human beings to accomplish.

The first is the wonder of God’s love: For God so loved the world… This agape love only comes from God. It is a love which reaches out to supply the needs of others. It is so utterly self-sacrificing that it did not hesitate to pay the biggest price to save a lost world. This love is so big and magnificent that we cannot fathom its height, breadth or depth. It has a sublime nature which is completely different from the covetous love of fallen man, which is only aimed at exalting himself, promoting his own interests and dominating others. When the Lord saves our souls He pours out His agape love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5).

The second is the wonder of the gift: God gave His only begotten Son. There is nowhere on earth a perfect, sinless man who could offer himself as a substitute for sinners to pay the penalty for their sins. We were doomed. But Jesus Christ became man to sacrifice Himself as the spotless Lamb of God who died on the cross to atone for the sins of lost humanity. He is the supernatural God-man without whose sacrifice there would be no salvation to us.

The third is the wonder of faith. From God’s point of view, all unsaved people are unbelievers whose minds have been blinded by the god of this age, who is the devil (2 Cor. 4:4). The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and imparts to us the gift of faith to accept the Lord Jesus in faith as our Saviour.

The fourth is the wonder of preservation. Those who believe in Jesus Christ will not perish. Everything on earth is subject to ageing and perishing – nothing can escape this process. But the Lord offers us through His Son a life which will never perish. No human being can offer this to you, but the Lord extends this offer to all.

The fifth is the wonder of life: We can have everlasting life. All Christians receive the gift of eternal life from God. By His wondrous grace we receive a life which will continue forever in heaven. All unsaved sinners are subject to eternal death, but by grace we who believe received an immortal life.

Prayer: “Thank You, Lord, that You did not surrender fallen man to his fate. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but by grace You freely saved all who believe in Jesus Christ. Work in the hearts of many people to accept this wonderful offer of salvation. Those who refuse it are faced with the grim reality of eternal death: ‘For the wages of sin death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord’ (Rom. 6:23). We thank You for the precious gift of eternal life and accept it by faith. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

 2010/10/20 1:58
MyVeryHeart
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 Re: The wonders of God’s grace

Amen. God is abounding in lovingkindess. Full of Grace and Truth.


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Travis

 2010/10/20 2:09Profile









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Amen, Jesus is not all we need, He is all we have.

 2010/10/20 2:13
MyVeryHeart
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How could we ever even want anything more than Him? Pure devotion.


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Travis

 2010/10/20 2:16Profile
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 Re: The wonders of God’s grace


Thanks you for the post.



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 2010/10/20 21:06Profile
sojourner7
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All is of grace. By grace we
are called, chosen, and saved.
In HIS grace we stand reconciled,
righteous, and redeemed. By HIS
grace we shall endure and prevail.

BILLY GRAHAM

How marvelous is the grace of
GOD!! Grace greater than any
circumstance, grace for every
situation, grace greater than
all our sin!!

PHILLIP YANCEY


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Martin G. Smith

 2010/10/20 21:21Profile
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 Re: The wonders of God’s grace

Is this grace for anyone?


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Laura

 2010/10/22 5:25Profile
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hi, this grace is for you too.

 2010/10/22 7:46Profile









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There is in the world,(have you ever consitered?),many WORDS that have been Distorted?
Think about it. Isn't Satan the great deciver? The WORD says
in John, that we cannot come to God except He (God) draws us.Grace is: the Devine inflence upon the heart and it's
reflection in the life.We do not have the power on our own.
Isn't that Spirit w/power that drawed us unto Him at the first,
And will not that Grace continue to draw us, if we will obey Him?,or go in the Way of His drawing (Grace)?
I think of our WILL/vs/His WILL.
Also,'If we keep our life/vs/lose our life.
'For if ye die with Him ye shall also LIVE(or)have LIFE
with Him'.
I beg of you, prayfully study this Grace.
Lovingly,
Elizabeth

 2010/10/23 21:48





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