Characteristics of a “Grace Believer” Part 10-12

I hope you have enjoyed my article about Grace Characteristics. Here are the next three one… You will get the final three next week!

10. Resting in Christ. To rest in faith means that we have ceased from our own works, Heb. 4:10, and rest in what God‚s grace has provided. Our focus is on allowing Christ to express Himself through us.

11. Holiness is by grace. God’s grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present age, Tit. 2:11-12. Not only holiness, but spiritual maturity, miracles, prosperity, healing and the abundant life are all by God’s grace, Gal. 3:2-5.

12. Preaching Jesus, instead of lessons of morality brings real results.The preachers who lived before the cross focused on the sins of the people, while those after the cross, like Paul, Philip and John preached the finished work of Jesus. Morality is important, but good morals do not come from lessons of morality, but from Christ’s power in us. Corinth was a particularly immoral city in ancient times. No wonder Paul preached nothing except Jesus crucified, 1 Cor. 2:2.

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