For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:23-24 KJV)
Grace may be defined as the unmerited favor of God which was made possible for all believers through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Paul wrote extensively upon this important concept in the Christian faith.
B. PAUL ON GRACE.
i. According to this scripture, is there any tribe or nation that is excluded from the grace of God?
ii. What brought the grace of God to everyone to enjoy?(Rom.3:24)
iii. What did God use the blood of Jesus for concerning our sins?(Rom.3:25)
iv. What is the place of faith in our access to grace?(v.25-28)
v. What does Rom.4:9 make us to realize?
vi. How do you understand Eph.1:7?
vii. What did the grace of God make Apostle Paul to do in 1Cor.15:9&10? If the grace of God allowed Paul to do so much, what is the message it has for you?
viii. What is the role of Abraham in our access to grace?(Rom.4:13-17)
C. GRACE AND CONTINUOS SIN.
Many believe that since the grace of God enables believers to have the forgiveness of sins, they believe that they can still go into sin even as children of God.
i. Please read Rom.6:1&2 to know the position of Apostle Paul on this. How do you understand the scripture?
ii. Read Rom.6:3-10 and explain the concept of the ‘old man’
iii. Explain Rom.6:11.
iv. In what ways may you allow sin to reign in your mortal body? (Rom6:12)
v. What is the counsel in v.13&14?
vi. Read and explain v.15&16.
vii. What kind of death is does sin lead to? (v.23)
Apostle Paul was a propagator of the grace of God. He explained in in such a way that makes the freedom from sin which the death of Jesus Christ signifies to become so clear to believers. Yes, grace gives us freedom and boldness to have access to God but we must ensure that sin no longer reign in our bodies since grace is not a license to sin.