There’s no better time like this present age as true disciples to be devoted to personal holiness and good works to serve others. Thank God for the grace of God and teaching of the true grace of God but it includes being disciples. Salvation is provided by God’s grace (Eph. 2:8, 9) but discipleship is empowered by God’s grace (1 Cor. 15:10). Salvation involves God’s love for me through Christ’s work (Rm. 5:8; Gal. 2:20). Discipleship involves my love for God through my works (Eph.2:10). Salvation expresses God’s will for me (1 Tim. 2:4) but discipleship expresses my will for God (Luke 9:23).
Grace teaching to disciples that promotes lasciviousness (Jude 4), lawlessness (1 Jn. 3:4), and license in the name of liberty (Gal. 5:13) is not the true grace of God. Discipleship in the true grace of God frees us to serve not to sin.