God’s Amazing Grace

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God’s Amazing Grace
By Pastor David Freeman
Calvary Baptist Church
When we read in Titus 2:11-15, we learn about God’s amazing grace. Grace is the undeserved love and favor of God toward fallen man. If you really take time to consider that, you will find it an awesome thought. It means that God still saves old sinners! Any storm of life can be weathered when God’s grace is applied. Let us look at these facts about God’s amazing grace.
Titus 2:11 said, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared unto all men.” God is not willing that anyone should perish or die but that all should be saved. God’s grace brings salvation. In Ephesians 2:8-9, the Bible tells us, “for by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: not of works, lest any person should boast.” Salvation means that Christians have been cleansed from sin by Jesus. “Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness and the first begotten of the dead and prince of kings on Earth. Unto him, that loved us and washed us from sin in his own blood.” We are redeemed and purified, that is the work of God, not man. We are delivered from the penalty of sin. “for the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ,” Romans 3:23. We have a heavenly future; we can sit in heavenly places because of John 3:3 and John 3:7, “you must be born again.” When one is convicted by the Holy Spirit, one will recognize that they are sinners and must ask Christ into their hearts.
Grace also schools us. Once we are saved, we have to learn how to live as Christians. 1-Corinthians 10:13 says, “there hath no temptation taken you but such as common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye may be able to bear it.” There is a negative side of Christian living: there will be temptation, but there is a positive side as well. Here the positive, Colossian 3:5-10, it says that although people face temptations, they can out those things away because we are a new man once we have trusted Christ.
In review, we can see that Gods amazing grace does three things,
1) Grace saves us. 2) Grace teaches us. 3) Grace separates us.
Once we have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior, God’s grace will school us. As that teaching happens, separation will occur. Let us take a look at the point of departure. John 14:1-3, we see that we have no need to fear because we are separated unto God once we trust in Jesus. We have a heavenly home awaiting us. Upon salvation, we are also called to be a peculiar people. In Corinthians 6:19-20, we learn that our bodies are a temple of the Lord. We are to be separated from the evil of the world. We are also separated unto good works. Our purpose in life is to glorify God, because of his amazing grace, we can accomplish this good work.