Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's So Amazing About Grace?

What does grace do for me?

Grace in mentioned 170 times in the Bible.

Grace is God's unmerited favor. Grace is God doing good for us that we do not deserve. In the Bible, grace and mercy are like two heads of the same coin. Mercy is God withholding judgment or evil that I deserve; grace is God giving me blessing or good that I do not deserve. Because of God's mercy, I do not receive the judgment of God against my sins; because of God's grace, I receive eternal life and a promise of heaven though I do not deserve them. Both mercy and grace come to us though the Lord Jesus Christ.

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