We are in the dispensation of God’s
1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is
given me to you-ward:
Let’s review how Paul describes how God operates
We are saved by grace
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We walk by grace
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you:
for ye are not under the
law, but under grace.
We stand in grace
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Grace is needed to teach us to live
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation
hath appeared to all
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;
God is “able to make all grace abound
(2 Cor 9:8).
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good
God’s grace is sufficient in weakness,
pain, and suffering
(2 Cor 12:9).
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The grace of our Lord was exceeding
abundant to save
(1 Tim 1:14).
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and
love which is in Christ Jesus.
Our speech should be alway with
6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye
may know how ye ought to answer every man.
We have the riches of God’s grace
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, according to the riches of his grace;
We who are saved receive an
“abundance of grace”
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness
shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Grace abounds “much more” over sin
and the law
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But
where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
God’s grace reigns today
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death,
even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal life
by Jesus Christ our Lord.