Embracing Grace

Greetings In the Name of the Lord:

Romans 5:20-21 (NLT)
20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Here we see another great aspect of the Good News: the grace of God is greater than our sin! Even though the power of sin, the hold it can place on our lives, the damaging effects both physically and spiritually, as well as the eternal consequences of those effects, the grace of God that is offered to us through Christ is far greater. Paul makes it clear that the reason for the law to be given was not to keep us from sinning, but to make us realize how sinful we really are and the results of that sin on our lives. However, Paul’s main point is that where sin increased the grace of God increased even more. The law made us realize that we are totally dependent upon the grace of God and that grace cause us to trust in Christ to save us. As Paul wrote to the Ephesians, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God” (Eph. 2:8, NLT). Embrace the grace of God for that is the Good News! Wishing you and your a joyous Resurrection Sunday!

In Christ,

Pastor Mark


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