WORD FOR THE DAY
1 Peter 5:8-11 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. “
“AMAZING GRACE- ALL GRACE”
I Peter 5:8-11 (10)
INTRODUCTION: If someone should ask you to tell them about the grace of God, How would you describe or explain the Grace of God to them?
A. You might Explain it as: Unmerited, unwarranted favor of God.
B. The Grace of God is difficult to describe. In light of Rom. 5:6-8
Romans 5:6-8 “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
1. “Amazing” is probably the best description for Grace.
2. Words of old Church HYMN: “Amazing Grace: how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me,” will never loose their appeal to the true child of God.
C. One man took the word GRACE and each of the letters of the word, and explained it this way: God’s; Riches; At: Christs; Expense. Then there’s:
G stands for Gift – the Principle of Grace
R stands for Redemption – the Purpose of Grace
A stands for Access – the Privilege of Grace
C stands for Character – the Product of Grace
E stands for Eternal Life – the Prospect of Grace
D. Peter, in our text, describes God as “The God of All Grace.”
1. Meaning: God has all the grace we need to be saved and survive the difficulties, hardships, suffering, and temptations we will ever face in this life.
a. This includes what ever Satan may throw at us!!
2. Since the Grace of God is truly Amazing and He is the God of “ALL Grace”, I have titled this message “- AMAZING GRACE, ALL GRACE.”
E. Again, we note that Peter in our text calls Him “The God of all grace.”
a. The word “all” teaches us that grace is more than just unmerited unwarranted favor that “brings salvation” (Titus 2:11). What does it includes?