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Grace to you and peace!

Simple Gospel Summation
Reverend LC Muzembi
"Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ" 2 Corinthians 1:2 KJV.

Grace is the unmerited favour of God, it’s mercy, not that merited on works.

Paul says, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others also, that when they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort and hope God has given us.

The grace of God, appeared; "teaching us that....we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age" Titus 2:12. When grace comes it changes your life and brings in salvation, it transforms your desires, motivations, and behaviour.

"...and to prove the sincerity of your love. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you..."2 Corinthians 8:8-10. You know it when grace is on you. Jesus said, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. That’s when he had read, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord" Luke 4:18 -19. My friend grace should enable us, to comfort, to preach, and to recover all.

To prove the sincerity of your love, may that same grace be upon you also, and peace, to the end you become an example to the believers of the true grace of God, and for the work of the ministry.

Receive not the grace of God in vain

" We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain" 2 Corinthians 6:1

Grace be with you, simply means try to live in such a way that no one will ever be offended because of you, that the ministry be not blamed. It means "be ye also enlarged."

Open your heart wide to the grace of God, that "in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things" 2 Corinthians 6:3-10.

Open your heart, return the same kind of love you receive from Christ to others - Receive not the grace of God in vain.

God bless,
Laurence
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