Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grace Is... Grace Isn't...

A few years ago I created a table with a few thoughts about what grace is and what grace isn't.  I've now made the table into a PDF file that can be easily downloaded and shared.

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Here's the original table:

Grace is not...Grace is...
-merely one subject of many in Christianity-the essence of the Christian life
-a "method" for holy living-the holy life of Jesus that indwells the believer
-power for humans to keep the law-the power of God working in the believer as he/she rests in Jesus
-limited to the forgiveness of sins-the all-encompassing power for every single matter in the Christian life
-license to sin-freedom from sin
-through Moses-through Jesus
-added to our works-God's work in us
-for the proud-for the humble
-wages for our deeds-the free gift of God
-the result of our commitment or faithfulness to God-the result of God's commitment and faithfulness to us
-the result of us exercising our gifts and talents-the means through which our gifts and talents are exercised
-limited in supply-abounding toward us, so that we, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
-something you "hope" will be there-exceedingly rich and abundant, without end
-something to come back to now and then-what the heart should be established in
-unproductive-fertile soil


  1. I like, Joel yes indeed truth coming through loud and clear, keep em coming

  2. Love this Distinction of what grace is and is not