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Amazing Grace

John 1:16-17 and Titus 2:11

Faithfulness, gentleness and self-control

16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

John wrote his gospel for the purpose of introducing Jesus as God, the Person, and Dispenser of grace. He declared that in receiving the fullness of Christ we receive grace upon grace.

Titus 2:11 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men . . .

Grace is marvelous. When you look up its occurrences in the New Testament and write down an observation about each one, you can condense them into its definition: Grace is the super-abundant supply of God Himself to you for the need of the moment. In reality, grace is Jesus meaning that it is a Person, not a commodity.

Seven times in the Gospel of John Jesus identified Himself: the Bread of life, the Light of the world, the Door, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection, the Way, Truth and Life, and the Vine. It was a tool of revelation as He explained Who He was. Now Paul explains that Grace has appeared and is inherent in it bringing salvation to all men.

Are there other aspects of Jesus that He has revealed to you? Do they give you insights into understanding who He is? What do you think is the most important truth about Jesus in today’s verse?

Have you discovered and believed in Him as your Savior?

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