Message for Nov 7, 2010

“Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound.  But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.”  Rom. 5:20

I have a few questions to ask you.  Please think clearly.  How strong is God’s grace?  What can stop it from working?  Whose sin abounded? Who’s grace abounded more?
The Bible clearly says we are saved by grace through faith.  Grace is God’s electrical service that powers our lives.  Faith is the switch that opens the path into our life.
The electricity that turns on the light in your home is always there.  It does not wait at the electric company for you to call.  The electricity itself does not have your name on it.  It is just there for you to use when you turn on the switch.  That is the way it is with God’s grace. The bill has been paid, once for all. The company(Jesus) takes care of making sure power is always available.
Can sin stop the power of God’s grace from reaching you? No.  If sin could stop God’s grace, Jesus would never have died for us to begin with. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for the ungodly”.  The sin that abounded was ours.  The grace that abounded more was God’s.  If you had no sins you would need no grace.  If sin can stop God’s grace we are all doomed to hell.  The truth is that sin doesn’t stop grace, it activates it.  Can dirt stop soap?  Does soap only clean “unintentional” dirt? Or, does it clean even when we got dirty on purpose?

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