There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Rom. 8:1) One of the most perplexing issues of grace is the gift of no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Condemnation is simply coming under the judgment of God
The Grace of God
God’s favor for all men, everywhere has come to us. The Lord stands with open arms of love and grace to welcome disenfranchised, broken humanity to Himself. And when we come home, He has a banquet feasts of precious things ready for us. God’s favor is real You might be tempted to thing divine favor
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Gal. 5:1 NIV) If you read the verse above in isolation without knowledge of the previous 4 chapters of Galatians, you may be tempted to assume the Apostle Paul
Grace is God’s unmerited favor. Almost everyone in the Christian circle knows that or at least should have known that. It is hard to capture the entirety of the grace of God in a statement of definition. But unmerited favor stands the test as a good overview of the grace of God. A Missing Piece
The believer is highly favored in Christ. Grace is God’s unmerited, high favor of God brought to us by Christ. Divine favor is real, and it can literally change a man’s life overnight. 2 Samuel 9:1-9 records a remarkable story of a man called Mephibosheth whose life was literally transformed overnight by favor. What’s in favor?
David also spoke of this when he described the happiness of those who are declared righteous without working for it: (Romans 4:6 NLT) Freedom from the burden of seeking God’s approval and the pressure to please Him begins the day we receive the revelation that righteousness is God’s gift to us. In fact, faith was
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith (Romans 1:17) Our walk with the Lord is from faith to faith. At conversion, when we invite Christ into our hearts, it is by faith. We believe that it is not by our good works, but by His work on the cross.
God’s grace in Christ has been revealed to us in at least 4 distinct dimensions which are closely related. We can be tempted to focus on one aspect and undermine the others. I call these different aspects, which form a framework to assist our understanding of grace, the “anatomy of grace.” Our perception of what