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Grace Restores

18 Jun

The story of paradise lost becoming paradise regained is the story of God’s grace bringing us from alienation from him to membership in his family. God’s grace restores us to what Adam lost for us – sonship to the God who made us, loves us, and provides for us in every detail in life.

Sinclair B. Ferguson

Children of the Living God, Banner of Truth Trust, 1989, 6.

Grow in Grace

30 Dec

When the New Testament speaks about the fullness of grace which we find in Christ, it does not mean only forgiveness, pardon and justification. Christ has done much more for us. He died for us, but he also lived for us. Now he has sent his own Spirit to us so that we might draw on his strength. He grew in grace, and when we draw on his power we shall likewise grow in grace.

Sinclair B. Ferguson

Grow in Grace, Banner of Truth Trust, 1989, 10

The Benefits and the Benefactor

20 Dec

There is a center to the Bible and its message of grace. It is found in Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. Grace must therefore be preached in a way that is centered and focused on Jesus Christ Himself, never offering the benefits of the gospel without the Benefactor Himself.

Sinclair B. Ferguson

Feed My Sheep, Reformation Trust, 2002

Grace – It’s Jesus!

24 Nov

Grace is not a ‘thing’. It is not a substance that can be measured or a commodity to be distributed. It is the ‘grace of the Lord Jesus Christ’. In essence, it is Jesus Himself.

Sinclair B. Ferguson

Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me, Reformation Trust, 2010

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