Freedom Ministries Fellowship Notes
God’s Grace: The Antidote For Sin
Praise and Worship: 10 minutes:
Testimonies: 5 minutes
Review: Does Sin Stop God’s Grace? Or, Does God’s Grace Stop Sin?
Many believers aren’t enjoying all of the benefits of the New Covenant because deep down they still believe that sin stops God’s grace in their lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. All of our sins were removed through Jesus’ blood on the cross. Hebrews 10 makes it clear that the sacrifice of Jesus has perfected believers forever. We are not supposed to be conscious of sin. Instead, we are to be conscious of our righteousness through Christ Jesus. Sin does not stop God’s grace from flowing in our lives. Grace is unearned and unmerited favor. It means that we don’t have to earn it or work for it.
When the nation of Israel was about to be overrun by the Egyptian army at the Red Sea, God’s command to Israel in Exodus 14:13 was “Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.” God was telling them to be at rest. Simply look to Jesus. The name Jesus in Hebrew literally means Yahweh is Salvation. God performs miracles in our lives when we simply believe that Jesus will save us from every impossible situation. The nation of Israel was full of fear and doubt. They were murmuring and complaining about Moses and God. Yet, their sins did not stop the grace of God. Jesus, the salvation of the Lord, saved them. In the same way, Jesus alone qualifies us for every blessing of God.
Sin does not stop God’s grace from flowing in our lives. On the contrary, God’s grace is actually the antidote for sin. Many believers are desperately trying to follow the law and be “better Christians.” They don’t know that the law was given to expose their sin. The law has no power to stop sin in our lives. 1 Corinthians 15:56 tells us that sin is actually strengthened by the law. Romans 3:19-21 explains that righteousness does not come from following the law. It can only come through believing in Jesus.
The only thing that has the ability to stop sin in our lives is a revelation of God’s grace. Romans 6:14 tells us that sin won’t have dominion over us because we are not under the law, but under grace. Luke 7:36-50 gives us an illustration of this. When people know that all of their sins have been forgiven, it does not create a desire to go and sin. Instead, people actually fall in love with Jesus. When people know that all of their debts have been paid by Jesus, “they love much.” Verse 50 tells us that faith in Jesus is what saves us, and we can live our lives in peace.
The cross is our reminder that God does not bless us based on our ability to follow the law. Jesus, the salvation of the Lord, has qualified us for every blessing of God. If you need a miracle in your life, you can be at rest and know that Jesus will save you from every impossible situation. Jesus did not come to condemn us. He came to save us. The law cannot stop sin. Only a revelation of Jesus gives us the supernatural ability to overcome sin. Through faith in Jesus, we have peace, which includes God’s security, safety, prosperity and joy.
Prayer: 10 Minutes:
If there is any situation in your life that needs prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to pray through you for that situation. The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God. It is the perfect prayer and is always answered!
All services are streamed live and archived at www.freedomministries.org. If you desire to help us share the true gospel of Jesus and fund projects that impact lives, consider registering at Godchangeseverything.com. Let’s show the world that God truly does change everything!
Share God’s goodness together.
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen