That’s Grace – by Desmond Ford
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- Dr Desmond Ford
Aug 3, 2016 2181
Only as we recognize that grace is essentially for the graceless do we gather its essential sweetness. In the Old Testament, its synonyms in the Hebrew signify favor and loving kindness. Thus the word binds together both Testaments, signifying that God, because He is Love, is seeking sinners to bless and change them, and to fill their lives with fruitfulness, innocence and joy.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…(He) did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17
This Man receives sinners. Luke 15:2
Every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men. Matthew 12:31
The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John 6:37.
Love is grace. Mercy is grace. Forgiveness is grace. All gifts are grace. Joy is grace. Indeed you cannot think of any good thing that is not related to grace in one way or another. There could have been no grace whatsoever for us but for the fact that God the Son volunteered to take our place and redeem us.
Grace… came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17
– Des Ford. Rom 8:27-32. Adapted from “Grace, the Generous Gift of God”