GRACE TEACHES

Grace Teaches

 

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

 

The grace of God is what makes Christianity (which is a relationship with God through Christ) different from every other man made religion on Earth. It is a Divine work of God through our Lord Jesus Christ given to man for His response of faith and faith alone. This same grace that saves us from our sins and takes us out of sin (from under sin’s power and dominion) vitally affects every aspect of the life of every believer after salvation through its teachings.

 

The true grace of God (1 Peter 5:12) teaches believers how to live Christlike and this involves:

 

  1. A DENIAL OF IMPROPER THINGS (ungodliness and worldly lusts).

It teaches restraints toward certain activities; things not to do; (Don’ts).

 

  1. A DESIRE AND DIRECTION INTO PROPER THINGS (live soberly, righteously, and godly).

It teaches proper motivation and obedience toward these things (Do’s).

 

It teaches these two general areas as we look for the Blessed Hope and glorious appearing of the Lord Jesus for us His Church. This is not just about His return but also our point of future accountability before Him at the Judgment seat of Christ. Every man that has this hope and looks for this hope purifies himself even as Jesus is pure (1 John 3:3).

 

To only share one side of these two areas can lead to imbalance and distortion to the true grace of God. Any modern teachings on grace that promotes license to do as one pleases is not grace but lasciviousness (Jude 4). Grace doesn’t mean defiance for or disregard for God’s standards, which is called lawlessness (1 John 3:4). Any teaching on grace that produces slackness, looseness, ungodly, unrestrained living is a perversion of true grace. True grace never promotes unrestrained careless liberty but loving service (Galatians 5:13).  God’s grace frees us to serve.

 

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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