A study on Grace and a warning about doctrines

God and the word of His grace…builds up and gives an inheritance

Acts 20:32~

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

2Peter 1:2~

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

Colossians1:5,6~

5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

 

It is the gospel of Christ.

Acts 20:24~

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

 

Jesus Christ is the gift of salvation by God’s grace.

Romans 5:15~

But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Titus 2:11~

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

 

 

By it we are saved through faith.

Romans 5:2~

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Ephesians 2:8~

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

 

 

Its not by ourselves… so be thankful giving glory to God

1Corinthians 1:4~

 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

2Corinthians 4:15~

 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

2Thessalonians 1:12~

 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 the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Doctrines VS Grace according to God:

Hebrews 13:9~

Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

 

Living under the grace of God as seen upon Jesus Christ as a child.

Luke 2:40~

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.”

It is an on going event.

Acts 13:43~

Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 14:26~

And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

Acts 15:40~

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

 

It can be seen.

Acts 11:23~of Barnabas upon seeing the brethren in Antioch…

Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

 

It BUILDS UP…to bring forth fruit.

Colossians 1:6~

Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

 

IT BUILDS UP… the Body of Christ.

1Corinthians 3:10~

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

Ephesians 3:7~

Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

2Corinthians 8:1~

Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;

It BUILDS UP… by our testimony – We testify by it with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by fleshly wisdom

2Corinthians 1:12~

For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

Ephesians 3:2~

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

1Peter 5:12~

By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

 

It is a blessing we can pass on to others.

Romans 1:7~

To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 16:20~

And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

2Corinthians 9:14~

And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.

2John 1:3~

Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

1Peter 1:2~

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

 

Consider others in the measure of faith that God has given them at this season as you have and had in days past. Lest ye be defiled by the root of bitterness growing troubles by living ignorantly.

Romans 12:3~

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Romans 15:15~

Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,

Hebrews 12:15~

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;

Its not to be taken in vain

1Corinthians 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 laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

2Corinthians 6:1~

We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

Galatians 2:21~

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Hebrews 10:29~

Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

 

The 3 bear witness to this- Grace of Jesus Christ, Love of God, and Communion of the Holy Ghost:

2Corinthians 13:14~

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.

1Thessalonians 1:1;5~

1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

 

We should be good stewards of God’s grace.

1Peter 4:10~

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 

God gives grace to the humble. He will perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you after the time of suffering. Jesus being the perfect example.

1Peter 5:5~

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

1Peter 5:10~

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Hebrews 2:9~

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.

 

Warning about grace converters – subtle ungodly men

Jude 1:4~

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.