Did you know that grace changes everything? Galatians 5:1-5 says,
“Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers and sisters with me,
To the churches in Galatia:
3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Paul was the Apostle of grace. He was called, transformed and commissioned by God’s grace. His message was simple, “The same grace that changed my life when I met the resurrected Jesus Christ, is available to change your life as well.”
This passage makes it clear that Jesus gave Himself to pay for our sins and rescue us from this evil age. That’s grace!
How is God’s grace real in your life today? Are you living by the transforming principle of grace?
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It says in Ezekiel chapter 18, "I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies declares the Lord! Therefore repent and live." It says in 1Timothy 2, "This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our savior who desires all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth." It says in 2Peter 3:9, "God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."All Sermons by JP Jones