Grace and Peace

2nd post tonight …

Paul begins and ends many of his letters with "Grace and peace be with you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ."

Yesterday, I talked about the reason it’s God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, I want to talk about the grace and peace.

I like to end my own letters with "grace be with you" because I know what it means.

Grace

Grace is that wonderful, effective power of God that breaks sin’s hold on us and empowers us for service.

It’s a big word that describes almost everything the Holy Spirit does in us.

Grace …

  • causes sin to lose its power over us (Rom. 6:14)
  • teaches us to live righteously, godly, and wisely in this present age (Tit. 2:11-14)
  • helps us in time of need

Grace is also the power behind whatever spiritual gift or gifts God has given us (1 Pet. 4:10).

Grace Be With You

Doesn’t that make "Grace be with you" a rather incredible blessing?

Let’s keep this short. I’ll do peace tomorrow.

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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2 Responses to Grace and Peace

  1. Pingback: The Rest of the Old Old Story » Peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ

  2. Jeremiah Briggs says:

    This is nice I can use it like a daily devotional. I ask God for Grace every day

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