True Grace : The Doctrine Of Grace
True grace is a gift from God. Grace is not a license to sin. Grace is empowering. Empowering by the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us.
Yes Jesus paid for all of sins but we have to pay for the consequences.
Grace gives us the power to do what God commands us to do.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Confess your sins, they may have been paid for. We still need to admit our sins and e need to ask for forgiveness.
Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
The problem with us is we take ideas to extremes. It may be we have grace so I can do whatever I want. The other is I must confess every sin or else I will loose my salvation.
First if you have a relationship with a person you love then when you hurt them you ask for forgiveness. We are called friends of God, and we are called sons and daughters of God. If we offend our heavenly Father then we should ask for forgiveness.
John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 14:15 If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
We need to do something after being saved. Jesus is our root. Strong roots produce big fruits. With our new nature and our new root we need to produce a life more pleasing to God. We do this with grace, the power that God gave us to have self-discipline.
2 Timothy 3:16 -17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Read your Bible everyday. This will get you into a new mode of thinking. This will get you closer to God.
True grace is about loving God and pleasing God.