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The First Lesson Grace Teaches.

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The First Lesson Grace Teaches.

Some choose to put words in the mouth of Grace. They connect her with some things she has never been connected. It is as though they bring up her name every time an accusatory finger of God’s word is pointed towards them. They think Grace is their ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ card in life.

Maybe we need to look at the things Grace teaches and what she doesn’t teach. Most of us could use a clearer understanding of what Grace says and what she doesn’t say. We also need to know what she does and what she doesn’t do.

 

What Some Think Grace Says, But What She Would Never Say:

1. Do Whatever You Want, It’s OK.

2. Every Thing Is Acceptable Now Days. This Is A new Day.

3. Live Like You Want Because God Overlooks Everything. We Are Under Grace.

4. There Are No Restrictions.

5. You Aren’t Bound By Standards; You Are Not Under The Law.

6. Only A Legalist And Ultra-Con Would Give You A List Of What Not To Do.

7. God Doesn’t Look On The Outside; He Only Looks Upon The Heart.

 

What Grace Actually Does Say:

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Titus 2:12   Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

This Is The Very First Lesson IN Our Christian Experience That Grace Teaches Us:

 

I. What To Deny

1.    Deny Ungodliness

2.    Deny Worldly lusts

 

II. How To Live

1.    Righteously

2.    Soberly

3.    Godly

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Those Unlearned In The Scriptures, Think They Are Justified By Grace In Their Carnality, And Turn The Grace Of God Into Lasciviousness.

las⋅civ⋅i⋅ous

 

adjective

Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires

syn: lewd, libidinous, lustful

Jude 4    For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

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“turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness”

They twisted the meaning of Grace to justify their flesh and their lusts.

Whoever claims Grace as their Teacher learns first to deny everything that is ungodly and lustful, and then to refuse to let those things have access into their hearts.

IF, they say that Grace is their Teacher, and do what she teaches, they WILL live Righteous, Soberly, and Godly in this present world.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 24, 2013 at 1:44 am

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  1. Well said! A lesson we all need to hear!

    Nila Marxer

    December 24, 2013 at 3:23 am

  2. Solid Truth Elder. Thank you!

    Larry Billings

    December 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

  3. Undeniable truth that is often and amazingly denied by so many. Well said!

    Joseph R. Clay

    December 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  4. Grace is not the “unmerited favor of God”: that’s mercy. Grace is what He gives us to be able (the ability) to do His Will cheerfully.

    Leslie Taylor Tritsch

    December 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  5. Thank you!

    Ballestero Carl

    December 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  6. Amen Elder! Say On!

    If people would but look at the scripture for what it says. Notice, how many times Grace and Mercy are in the same verse, or in the same context of scripture. If they were the same word, or meant the same thing, then why did God allow the writers to pen them both? God knew what he was doing.

    Paul didn’t need Mercy to over come the trial he sought the Lord thrice for. He needed Grace (ability) to get through it. Whatever the weakness in his flesh was.

    2nd Corinth.12: 8,9

    8. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

    9. And he said unto me, My Grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness…..

    Thank you,
    J.A.Perez

    Young J.A.Perez

    January 14, 2014 at 2:57 am


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