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God's Wonderful Grace

Updated on October 17, 2011

God’s Amazing Grace



“But because of God’s great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved.”


Ephesians 2 :4-5




“Grace” is an undeserved favor. Grace is what God gives to the undeserving. Milestones are achieved everytime we understand God’s grace in a deeper way. Our Christian life began when we understand that we are saved by grace.According to Errol Hulse:

“It is the most glorious, deepest, richest, most fruitfuland enduring experience of all.”

It was Paul’s desire in his letter to the Ephesians to deepen the believer’s understanding of the grace of God, to see what we have in Christ, undeserving though we are. To see what we can be because of what God has given us in the grace that is in Christ.


God Raises Us Up

This is the experience of those in Christ.

From The Depth of Death

Man’s natural condition: He is dead in sin. He is not just sick or weak or drowning . He is dead intrespasses and sins.He is dead to the things of the Kingdom of God.He is dead to the righteousness of God.This is very difficult to accept for the unbelievers.This is very difficult to accept even for those in the Christian circles. There are some who say that man has the ability to do something about his spiritual condition.We cannot do something about our spiritual condition. We cannot do something to make us alive to the things and righteousnessof God . Unless God touch us and make us alive, we will remain dead.


Man by nature is totally depraved. He is completely alienated from the ways of God.By nature he will not seek God and the things of God for he is accustomed to give glory for himself.Though he may be taught a religion, still his ways will remain adverse from the things of God. Through religion, man seek to glorify himself. We may seek purposes in religious activities but this does notnecessarily mean seeking God. The natural man is always alive to the things of the world and Satan. He is always up to date to the latest trend in the movie, music and fashion industry. Without the power of Christ, there is an evil power behind the activities of the world.There is an evil spirit promoting life of disobedience and opposition to God.


To The Heights of Life In Christ

God reaches down to us in love. Mercy and grace refers to God’s love reaching down to sinners. God’s love is given to us not because we are attractive to Him or we can give something. God’s grace is given to us not on the basis of our good characteristics or traits, but solely on the basis of God’s mercy and love. Because we have been raised to new life in Christ, now we are truly living. Because we have been raised to life in Chrst , we cannot be what we used to be. We cannot remain in our self-centeredness, sinfulness and worldliness.


He gave us life with Christ in Heaven and eternityas it is written :

“We are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms.”

Because of what Christ did, we have an honored place in Heaven. We don’t belong to this world anymore, we could not afford to continue to love the things and ways of the world. We have a noble status in Heaven. We should live here as citizens of the Heavenly city. We could not afford to go back to the old life we used to hang on. God reserved the best for us and for us Christians redeemed by the blood of Christthe best is yet to come.

AMAZING GRACE

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saves a wretch like me

I once was lost

But now am found

Was blind

But now I see


This hub is an excerpt from the Vesper Worship Service Message preached by Brother Benjie Baclagon on October 15, 2011 at Grace Bible Church- Manila, Philippines.

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      cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

      Hi Gen-Rev I am blessed by your visit and comment. Thank you so much. Remain blessed always and best regards.

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      Gen-Rev 5 years ago

      Hi Cristina, Thanks for sharing the truth and honoring God in your hub.

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      cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

      Hi Patrick thank you for taking time to read this hub. Your visit is much appreciated. Blessings to you and regards.

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      patrick teng 5 years ago

      thanks!

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      cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

      Hi James I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for paying a visit and appreciating this hub. Your visit is much appreciated.Yes to God's grace we are all great debtors and daily we are constrained to be as written in the song "Come Thou Fount". Remain blessed always and best regards.

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for this awesome message. Without grace, I am lost. They say some people need more grace than others—that would be me.

      Praise God! Thank you Jesus!

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      cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

      Hi Eunice it is great to hear from you. Thank you dropping by. Your visit is much appreciated. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Eunice Stuhlhofer 6 years ago

      Thanks Cristina for reminding us that it's all by grace....lest we forget. Blessings.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi RevLady it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for paying a visit. Your visit and comments is a great encouragement to me. May you be blessed always. Best regards.

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      RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Thank you for sharing with your viewing audience the wonder of God's amazing grace. All glory to His name!

      Forever His

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      Eddie-Perkins 6 years ago

      Thank you!

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Eddie Perkins Thank you for dropping by and posting an encouraging comment. Yes you it is ok with me to link your hub "Grace is Amazing". Thank you also for voting up and useful. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Eddie-Perkins 6 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful message Maria Cristina. Beauty for Ashes – Thank God for His Amazing Grace. I’m going to link my hub “Grace is Amazing” to this if it is ok with you. Vote up and useful. God bless you sister. ~ eddie

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi lifegate thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you always and best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans I am blessed to read your comment for this hub. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. Your visit and commentis always a great source of encouragement for me. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Matthews it is great to hear from you again Thank you for dropping by. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Yes we can never achieve perfection as long as we are in this sinful flesh. Someday in Heaven with our glorified bodies we can be perfect. Our salvation from sin and sanctification while in this sinful flesh is wholly accomplished by the grace of God.Salvation is wholly a work of God. Thank you also for posting an additional input. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Philippo and Dave Price Thank you for paying a visit. Your visit is much appreciated. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Cristina,

      Thanks for another God glorifying hub!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Cristina, BEAUTIFUL! It is by HIS Grace we are Saved! As you so wonderfully stated:"Because of what Christ did, we have an honored place in Heaven. We don’t belong to this world anymore, we could not afford to continue to love the things and ways of the world. We have a noble status in Heaven. We should live here as citizens of the Heavenly city..." Amen! & AMEN!! Jesus came to show us a better way! This is why we ALL NEED HIM as SAVIOR & LORD!

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Grace, Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Man strives constantly to be more God-like and less flesh-like, but man will never achieve being like God. I feel that this was Adam's downfall desiring to be just like his creator. God tells us that His thoughts and ways are far higher than ours can ever be and strive as we like we can never achieve being exactly like God.

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      DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Thank you for this.

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      Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Remain blessed.