Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Living By God's Grace And Not By Sweat - Ephesians 2:4 - 8

What Is Grace?
1.     Grace = the loving kindness of God
2.     Grace = God’s empowerment, Unmerited Strength, Unmerited favour

We Are Saved By Grace To Live By Grace.
Ephesians 2:4 – 8
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
It Is Clear We Are Meant To Live By Grace.

Sweat Is A Product Of Curses
1.     Adam Started Sweating When A Curse Was Pronounced On Him.
Genesis 3:17 – 19
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground;
2.     Priests Were Never Supposed To Wear Cloths That Would Make Them Sweat
Ezekiel 44:18 -  They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
3.     Jesus Calls Us From Sweat
Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
4.     The Grace Of God Is Always Sufficient
2Corithians 12:9 - And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness
No More Sweating For You, The  Grace Of God Shall be sufficient For You