Friday, May 13, 2011

May 15, 2011 at DCC

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:6-9)

We talk about it, we sing about it, we rejoice in its power in our lives; but do any of us really know the fullness of its meaning?
“GRACE” is so woven throughout the fabric of the New Testament that to try to remove it from its content would be to cause the whole clothe to fall to pieces. It fills the text in the same way that salt permeates seawater, and yet it is one of the least understood of all the wonderful words recorded therein.
The Greek word translated “grace” in our New Testament is “Charis”, it appears more than 150 times and its importance to sinful man is beyond measure!
I hope you will join me this Sunday morning at DCC when we will be trying to gain a little bit deeper understanding of this important word and the ramifications of its meaning.


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