13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Grace – mercy; steadfast love and compassion
Grace is a New Testament and Old Testament term.
Grace is associated with the character of God (Exodus 3:6)
You and I are saved by Grace (Ephesians 2:1-5)
- We were dead; lost in our trespasses and sin and God stepped in and saved us by grace – God’s gift to us.
We are Empowered by Grace
2 Corinthians 8:1
Grace empowered Paul to ministry – God’s grace was on him so that he labored more abundantly.
God can grace you to do things that you can’t do on your own.
Your spiritual gifts are a result of grace (Romans 12:6)
How can we access the grace of God?
Humble yourself. God strongly opposes the proud.
God extended grace to you. Extend that grace to others.