SPIRITUAL EXPANSION BIBLE STUDY:HYPER-GRACE..?!
(Wednesday, March 5, 2014.)
SONG :
Majesty, Majesty
Your grace has found me just as i am,
Empty handed but alive in your hands…
 
INTRODUCTION
Have you for once stopped to imagine what the Apostle Paul meant when in 2 Cor. 13:14 he prayed: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
 
Central Scriptures : Eph. 1:6-8; Eph. 2:4-9; Romans 5:1-21;Rom. 6:1-23.
 
In the Old Testament according to Ps 45:2, Is 26:10, the Hebrew word ‘Chen’ (translated Grace or Favour) was derived from a root word ‘Chanan’ which means “‎to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, to bestow, to implore. So in Christ the Immortal God stooped down to pull us, mortal men to Himself. God was in Christ (the Second Adam) reconciling men to Himself from the sin of the First Adam.
 
In the New Testament, Grace (Gk: Charis and from the root word ‘Chairo’) means “‎the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life”.
So then, grace is an internal working of the favour of God on an individual.
 
 
THE BLESSINGS & DIMENSIONS OF GRACE: John 1:16.
– Grace is in dimensions. It can be multiplied as it can be diminished.
– The hold of sin is broken over us because of the presence of grace. Hence we are no longer slaves to sin. Rom.6: 14-16.
– Grace is empowered to operate more whenever and wherever sin abounds. Rom 5:20,21
– Grace when multiplied makes it possible for us to forgive the ‘Extra-Grace Need’ People.1 Pet 1:2; 2 Pet.1:2.
– Grace stabilizes our hearts and immunes us against strange doctrines! Heb.13:9.
– It is grace of God that brings forth salvation. Titus 2:11-14. We are saved only through Grace. Acts 15:11, Acts 18:27; Eph. 2:5-9; Rom.11:5,6.
– Grace guarantees our riches in God. 2 Cor 8:9;
– Grace comes to us when we humble our hearts before His throne of grace to ask His help. Pro 3:34;
 
CONCLUSION & MEMORY VERSE : Heb 13:9
“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them.”
 
FURTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION
Other series available in Audio Cd , mp3 or Dvd format. :
1.  A complete exposé on ‘Understanding The Book Of Revelation’ and
2. Jesus Christ: The Central Theme Of the Bible (Old Testament & New
Testament).
 
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