Grace for Sinners

A common list of sins fills verses 9-11 of the first chapter of Paul’s letter to Timothy.

We need not despair when we find ourselves identified in Paul’s list of offenses against God’s law. God’s grace saves sinners.

The letter to the Romans reveals the state of all humans is that we all “have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3.23).

The first part of Romans 6.23 is ominous, “For the wages of sin is death.” Praise God, that is not the last word.

Paul continued to write about God’s grace, “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Paul and millions more after him can rejoice in God’s transforming grace.

1 Timothy 1.12-14 – I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he considered me faithful and appointed me to his service,

Even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,

And the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

In today’s video, Rudy Ross and I describe the effect of God’s grace on our lives. Rudy had a godly Christian lady who cared for him as a child and influenced his life tremendously.

I had two people who wouldn’t give up on me. Both of us are products of God’s grace.

When Paul described his situation he declared his gratitude to God, because he gave his servant the power to fulfill his appointed service.

God’s grace overflowed and produced a life of faith and love that was based on Jesus the Messiah.

Charles Spurgeon’s book, “All of Grace,” describes the true state of every believer.

— If we are faithful, it is because of grace.

— If we are active in the Lord’s service, it is because of grace.

— If we are transformed people, it is because of grace.

— If we have faith and love, it is because of grace.

Concerning God’s abundant grace, Paul declared, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners — of whom I am the foremost” (1 Timothy 1.15).

Praise God for our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ!

YouTube Video

Rudy Ross and I talk about this passage today on YouTube. You can see the video on the Bob Spradling channel.

Please email your prayer request to bsprad49@gmail.com. The Maywood prayer team will pray for you.

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