Grace Inspires Gratitude

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on November 20, 2005
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Grace Inspires Gratitude

Grace - free and undeserved favor upon mankind. Some examples of grace manifested helps our understanding.

Genesis 6:8 Noah with God - grace realized triggers gratitude.

Genesis 19:19 Lot with the angel.

Genesis 32:5-15 Jacob dealing with Esau. (Grace acknowledged stimulates thanks.)

Genesis 39:1-4 Joseph with Potiphar.

Exodus 33:1-6, 12-23 Moses and God.

Grace used to sin sours life and fosters ingratitude.

Romans 3:10-18 God's description of humanity.

Verses 19-24 Justification as a gift by His grace.

Romans 4:1-4 Abraham is the example. Grace without faith and obedience cultivates selfishness and complaining.

Romans 4:13 - 5:2 Grace living fosters thanksgiving.

Romans 5:12-21 True grace believed and received inspires love for God and love for humanity.

Romans 6:1,ff Grace used as a license to sin ends with death.

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