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The Power of Grace

Genesis 1:1–3 KJV 1900
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis 1:1

Life is full of challenges

In the beginning the world was
++Formless
++Empty
++Dark
Yet God spoke
++Let there be
++And it was so
Creation would be marked by
++God’s Declaration
++The world’s Response

Suddenly Moments

God’s work doesn’t require everything to be
++right
++perfect
++good

This is the atmosphere of Grace

God’s first words
++Imperfect Conditions
++Expression of Grace

And Suddenly...

Suddenly means something that happens quickly or unexpected

The Bible is filled with Suddenly moment
We will all experience suddenly moments in our life.

What do we do when we are face with a suddenly moment?

Human reasoning tells us
We can
++Response to the situation
++React to the cucumstances
++Recall the moment

God reminds us of his grace

Lamentations 3:22–25 KJV 1900
22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
Because I know the Lord’s Favor
++I am not overwhelmed
++I am loved
++I have Hope
++I know the Lord is Good

Grace is the foundation of Salvation

Grace is the foundation of Salvation
Grace is the foundation of Salvation
Ephesians 2:1 KJV 1900
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Ephesians 2:1–3 KJV 1900
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
We too were undone
++We were dead
Ephesians 2:
++We broke God’s law
++We had sinned

But God still speaks grace

Ephesians 2:4–5 KJV 1900
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
The Character of God
Ephesians 2:4-5
++Rich in mercy
++Great in love
++He loves us
++Where we are
We were enemies of God
++Broken, bruise and tatters
++Marred by sin
Marred by sin
++Separated from God
He has quickened us
++With Christ
++By Grace

Grace promises a brighter future

Ephesians 2:7 KJV 1900
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:7–9 KJV 1900
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:7
The Future is his Work
++The riches of his Grace
++His revealed kindness for us
++Because of Christ
Gen 1
Ephesians 2:8–9 KJV 1900
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Grace makes salvation possible

God’s Love
++Not for the Righeous
++Not for the Holy
++for the world
John 3:16 KJV 1900
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God has given all the world
++The Greatest Love
++The Greatest Sacrifice
++The Greatest Reward
++

All we have to do is Believe.

Mark 11:22 KJV 1900
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
Faith Trust
++Provision of Grace
Mark
++Purpose of Grace
++Power of Grace
His Grace
++Is Provided for the Suddenly Moment
++Works within the Suddenly moments
++Will carry you through the Suddenly Moment
2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV 1900
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2 Cor 9:8
God is able
++To make grace abound
++To release grace to you
++To make grace enough

He can do it _Suddenly_

Suddenly
2 Corinthians 8:7 KJV 1900
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
All things are possible if you believe
All things are possible if you believe
Trouble all around
Heartache and pain
God sees, God knows, God cares for you

Just Believe

Mark 9:23 KJV 1900
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Romans 10:9 KJV 1900
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:10 KJV 1900
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Acts 2:1
Acts 2:1–4 KJV 1900
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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