Grace is a free gift

What is grace? Grace is when we receive forgiveness from God for our sins. Grace is a free gift. It cannot be bought nor earned – it is 100% and absolutely free! In order to receive grace we must first repent of our sins, which keep us separated from God. The key needed for Jesus to be our bridge to God, is genuine repentance from our heart, expressing deep sorrow and regret for our sin. The Father is the ultimate source of grace; however to access its unending supply, we must have a personal relationship with Jesus.

Apart from Jesus there can be no grace, no forgiveness of sin, no mercy, and no eternal life. Without grace, each of us would be condemned to hell, forever being separated from both Father and Son. “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” (Romans 6:1-3)

Grace, freely given by God, through Jesus Christ, releases us from the condemnation of death and judgment, each one of us so richly deserve. The sinful nature of man prevents us from ever, ever, having a relationship with the Father and Son. Apart from Grace, there is no other way by which we may be reconciled to God. Dear sinner, why would you not want to be forgiven by God? Why would you want to live another day apart from the One who loves you, who formed you, who purposely created you to live with Him forever?

I’ll tell you why. It is your arrogant, stubborn pride which has chained you to your sin. God absolutely hates and detests pride, which has cursed mankind since the Garden of Eden. It is pride which causes one man (or woman), to exalt themselves over their neighbour. Pride is the curse which has plagued men throughout history. Your pride keeps you separated from God, and ultimately will keep you shut out from heaven. Don’t worry you won’t be homeless for eternity, hell will be overflowing with prideful people, who’d stubbornly refused Jesus’ free offer of grace and eternal life. Ultimately it is your choice whether or not you will accept God’s free and abundant grace. What you you do? Jesus is calling you to repentance. You have been told the truth. You have been warned of the consequences. You are running out of time….


“By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name.” [Jesus is our source of grace] (v1:5)

“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” [Grace is our free gift from Jesus] (v3:24)

“Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justify the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” [Jesus gives grace to sinners who believe upon Him] (v4:4-5)

“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.” [Grace flows from our faith in Jesus] (v4:16)


“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.” [Both grace and peace flow from God the Father through Jesus] (v1:3-4)

“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon…” [Grace allows us to be used of God] (v3:10)


“ Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” (v1:2)

“For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.” [The free grace we receive from God is to be shared with others] (v1:12)

“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.” [Abundant grace received with thanksgiving is glorifying to God] (v4:15)

“We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.” [Use wisely the free gift of grace] v6:1)


“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.” [God the Father calls us to abide in grace found in Jesus] (v1:6)

“But when it pleased God who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace.” [God is pleased to give us His grace.] (v1:15)

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” [Grace received by faith brings righteousness] (v2:20-21)


“Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” [Only through His grace manifested in His Son Jesus Christ are we justified] (v1:5-7)


“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” [No matter our audience, we are always to show grace to others] (v4:5-6)


“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.” [God’s good works in us bring glory to Jesus] (v1:11-12)

~ 1 – 2 TIMOTHY ~

“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecuted, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with and love which is in Christ Jesus.” [Regardless of our personal history, God’s grace freely available through Jesus] (v1:12-14)

“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” [We are not saved by our own works, but through God’s free grace He used to fulfil His purposes in us] (v8:9)

“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” [We are to stand firmly grounded in God’s free grace at all times.] (v2:1)


“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” [Our salvation is first dependant upon receiving God’s grace, which teaches us through His Spirit how to live righteous and godly lives.] (v2:11-12)

“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward men appeared. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” [We are justified to God the Father through Jesus by His grace, too that we become heirs of the kingdom and eternal life.] (v3:4-7)


“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” [God’s grace compelled Jesus to pay our sin penalty for our sins.] (v3:9)

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” [Only through Jesus do we have access to grace from God the Father, abundantly available according to our need.] (v4:15-16). See also Romans 5:1-2.

“And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no many shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.” [Evidence of our salvation is showing God’s grace to others in emulation of Christ’s grace toward us.] (v12:13-15)

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” [By His grace we have been promised the Kingdom of God, which moves us to serve Him because of the great love He has for us.] (v12:28)


“But he giveth more grace.Wherefore he saith, God resists the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” [God’s grace is not given to the unsaved, but is given freely to the humble and repentant.] (v4:6)

“ JUDE ~

“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.” [Grace does NOT give us permission to freely indulge ourselves in our worldly lusts.] (v1:4)

~ 1 PETER ~

“Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” [Of old time God planned to reveal His grace to us through His Son Jesus.] (v1:10:13)

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, and good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” [Show grace one to another freely as God has given us grace unto salvation through Christ Jesus our Lord.] (v4:10)

~2 PETER ~

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” [As we become mature Christians, the grace God gives us should be abundantly evident and manifest in our lives.] (v3:18)




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