The Fullness of Grace
2 Peter 1:12-15 [NLT], Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. 13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live…15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things…
Luke 15:8-9 [NIV], “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and say, ‘Rejoice with me, I have found my lost coin.’”
His church had lost the glory.
How could we get it back?
1. Light a lamp
2. Sweep our house
3. Search carefully until
Grace defined: “God giving His kindness [favor] to someone who doesn’t deserve it.”
Ephesians 2:7-8 [TPT], Throughout the coming ages we will be the visible display of the infinite, limitless riches of his graceand kindness, which was showered upon us in Jesus Christ. 8 For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ!
Grace defined: ”the sustaining influence/power that enables [empowers] a person to do God’s will.”
Romans 6:14 [NLT], Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s [enabling] grace.
The fullness of God's grace encompasses our whole Christian life from beginning to end.
Titus 2:11-12 [AMP], For the [remarkable, undeserved] grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to reject ungodliness and worldly (immoral) desires, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives [lives with a purpose that reflect spiritual maturity] in this present age. [second definition]
“God has called us to walk in the fullness of His grace, not a partial revelation of it.”
Hebrews 10:26-29 [TPT], For if we continue to persist in deliberate sin after we have known and received the truth…29 How much more severely do you suppose a person deserves to be judged who has contempt for God’s Son, and who scorns [tramples underfoot] the blood of the new covenant that made him holy, and who mocks the Spirit who gives him grace?
Romans 6:1-2 [NKJV], What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may about? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
“A compromised gospel will always produce compromised fruit.”
2 Timothy 3:1-5 [AMP], But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, 3 [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith].
What kind of power are these people denying?
2 Timothy 4:3-4 [AMP], For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold, 4 and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off into myths and man-made fictions [and will accept the unacceptable].
“The greatest weapon the enemy has is the preaching of God’s Word without the anointing.”
“The misappropriation of grace has caused many believers to surrender their divine inheritance, authority and identity possibly more than any other lie of the enemy at this moment in time.”
"The fullness of God's grace will always produce purity of heart, power against sin and a passion to live for Him."
"Where He is pleased, His glory will soon follow."