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Get a Grip on Grace: The Coin of the Realm of Heaven Part 4




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Heb 4:16   Get a Grip on Grace: Coin of the Realm of Heaven  ©2015 WF Cobb Truthbase.net DailyTruthbase.blog

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

I. Grace Is All-Sufficient Power 2Cor 12:9 ...My grace is sufficient...that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Grace enables business to be transacted in the spiritual realm with visible effects on earth  (coin of the realm of heaven)
1Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.Cf Phil 2:12-13 desire & power; Heb 10:20 HS

Past: Justifying  Rm 3 24 being justified freely by His grace thru the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, thru faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (dominion of the Age).

Present: Sanctifying  Act 13:43...persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.  20:32 "So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Be established/strengthened Heb 13:9 ...heart be established with grace; not with meats,
Enrich others 2Cor 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord...for you he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
Have it & serve God Heb 12:28 ...let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence & fear
Be strong (2 results) 2Tim 2:1...be strong in the grace 2...commit thou to faithful men, 3 You therefore endure hardness...
Stand in it by faith Rm 5:2...have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, & rejoice in hope of the glory of God

Future: Glorifying 1Pt 1:7 result in praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 10 salvation...prophesied of the grace that would come to you 13 gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children...15 be holy in all your conduct  cf Eph 2:7 ages to come (+ all the greetings/endings)
Inherit it 1Pt 3:7 husband... acc to knowledge, giving honor to the wife...and as being heirs together of the grace of life   cf  Phil 1:9

II. Things You Can Do Regarding Grace

                Receive it (comes from Christ's bank account) Jn 1:11-16 And of his fullness have we all received, and/even grace for grace.
Receive in vain 2Cor 5:21 be made the righteousness of God in him 6:1 as workers...receive not the grace of God in vain       
Get a 2nd blessing of it 2Cor 1:15 in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second grace
Leave it unfinished and unabounded (pogo stick) 2Cor 8:6-8 that you abound in this grace also.
Fall from grace Gal 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you...you have fallen from grace.
Ignore grace Heb 10:29 Of how much more severe punishment, despite/insult to the Spirit of grace?
Fail grace Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail/fall short 4:1 fear of the grace of God...bitterness...many be defiled;
Pervert grace Jude 1:4 ...turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, Jesus Christ.
God's intent is that grace be multiplied 1Pt 1:2 ...Grace to you, and peace, be multiplied.
                Grow in grace 2Pt 3:17 seeing you know...beware...fall from your own steadfastness. 18 But grow in grace & knowledge

III. Things You Can Do With Grace

Be Saved – justified by His efforts and power, glorified by favor out of proportion to the effort expended on our part Ac 15:11 Rm 8
Minister Act 14:26 commended to the grace of God for work they fulfilled.Rm 1:5...received grace & apostleship for obedience of faith... 1Cor 12:6 Having gifts differing according to the grace that is given let us...according to the proportion of faith;
Minister as steward 1Pt 4:10 received the gift...minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God
Go beyond natural ability 2Cor 8:1-3 abounded to the riches...liberality... and even beyond [their] power
Give supernaturally 2Cor 9:7 give...God makes all grace abound to you; always having all... in all may abound to every good work:

IV. When His Grace Is Displayed God Is Glorified (inherent in His manifestation)
Grace results in God's glory 2Cor 9:11-13 they glorify God for your professed subjection to the gospel of Christ...
Grace must be displayed 2Cor 4:15...that the abundant grace may through the thanksgiving of many abound to the glory of God.
Grace energized work glorifies God 2Th 1:11-12...Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace

V. How Do You Get More Grace?

Humbly depend upon God Js 4:6 more grace...God resists the proud, gives grace to the humble. 7 Submit...Resist...Cleanse 1Pt 5:5
Know God 2Pt 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you thru knowledge of God...power given to us called to glory & virtue
Perceive it by means of the truth Col 1:6 ...heard...and knew/perceived the grace of God in (ev) truth

Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:
1. Does God stop being just in order to be gracious? Basis for your answer? Why do some folks think/act like that is the case?
2. Do you view grace more as a stewardship of power or a “escape-consequences-get-out-of-trouble-free” licensee to sin (live irresponsibly)?
3. Is a person who believes in “free grace” more or less likely to live of life of sacrificial rewardable obedience and love?
4. How does a person indicate that they are recipients of God’s grace? How does one contribute to the “praise of His grace”?
5. How will you grow in grace this week, and use God’s grace to triumph victoriously over trials, living observably for God’s glory?