1. What is the meaning of God's Grace?
GREEK WORD χάρις; charis khar'-ece From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude: - acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).
HEBREW WORD חן; chên khane From H2603; graciousness, that is, subjectively kindness, favor or objectively (beauty): - favour, grace (-ious), pleasant, precious, [well-] favoured.
According to the Greek and Hebrew word meanings, Grace is unmerited favour leading to a change of behaviour. God's GRACE IS FOR OBEDIENCE to GOD'S WORD in those who BELIEVE and FOLLOW it to save us from our sins and the penalty of sin (death) and our sinful nature through our LORD JESUS CHRIST!
2. Why do we need God's Grace?
We need Gods Grace mercy and love because all of us have sinned and the wages of sin is death which is the penalty for not believing God's Word or breaking anyone of God's commandments - Romans 3:9-20; Romans 6:23; Romans 14:23; 1 John 3:4; James 2:10-11
We need God's grace because all of us are sinners awaiting God's judgement and penalty for sin - Romans 3:9-10; Hebrews 10:26-27; Romans 6:23
Without God's grace, mercy and love we have no hope - Ephesians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:13
3. How do we receive God's grace and forgiveness of sins?
We receive Gods' grace for forgiveness of sins through faith, simply as we believe Gods' promises in His Word. God's grace and forgiveness of sin is a free gift of God's love that we receive by holding out the hand of faith to receive it. There is nothing we can do to earn it as it was purchased for us by the death of Gods' dear son on our behalf Ephesians 2:8-9
We receive God's grace through faith as we believe and follow God's instructions to confess our sins to Him in prayer and repent from our sins 1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13
4. Why has God given us His Grace?
God gives us His grace for forgiveness of sin that are past Romans 3:25
God gives us His grace so that we can be obedient to the faith Romans 1:5
So we can be born again into God's new covenant promise so that we can believe His Word to be obedient to His laws see John 3:3-7; compare 1 John 3:3-10; Romans 3:31; Romans 8:4; Hebrews 8:10-12 from Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Ezekiel 36:24-27
So he can save us from our sins as we walk in His Spirit Galatians 5:16; Romans 8:4; John 15:1-5; 1 John 3:6-9; John 10:26-27; Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4; 14
5. How does God's Grace link to God's law?
God's law is Gods' standard righteousness when obeyed and sin when broken and gives us the knowledge of good (moral right doing) and evil (moral wrong doing); sin (moral wrong doing) and righteousness (moral right doing) Romans 3:20; Romans 7:7; 1 John 3:4; Psalms 119:172
God's law is the school master that leads us to Christ as sinners that we might be forgiven through faith to receive Gods' grace and shows us that we are all sick with sin and in need of God's salvation and the great physician for healing of sin. Galatians 3:22-25; Matthew 9:12-13; Romans 3:9-23; Romans 6:23
God's law shows our need of God's salvation and that without Jesus we can do nothing at all *James 1:22-25; Matthew 9:12-13; Romans 3:20; Romans 6:23; John 15:1-5
6. How does God's grace reveal God's love for all mankind?