(Galatians 3:1-3 NLT) Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?
(Galatians 3:10 NIV) For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”
(James 2:10 NIV) For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
√ The law couldn’t be OBEYED.
(Galatians 3:19 NIV) Why, then, was the law given at all? . . .
(Galatians 3:24-25 NIV) So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
√ The law leads us to CHRIST.
1. Grace is a FREE GIFT.
(Romans 6:23 NLT) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
2. Grace is RECEIVED by faith.
(Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.
(Romans 4:16 NLT) So the promise is received by faith. . . .
3. Grace is AVAILABLE to everyone.
(Romans 10:13 NLT) For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”
4. Grace comes only through CHRIST.
(Romans 5:15 NIV) . . . the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, . . . .
(John 14:6 NIV) Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
(Acts 4:12 NIV) Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
5. Grace is ETERNAL.
(John 3:16 NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. —>—>—>—> JESUS PAID THE BILL
√ Grace is when the “GOT TO” becomes the “GET TO”.