Friday 1st November, 2019
Theme: Standing In His Grace
Passage: Romans 5:6 – 19
Grace is unmerited favour of God bestowed on humanity. God makes His grace to abound greatly because He created humanity in His own image. The climax of God’s grace is this gift of Jesus Christ who left His glory in heaven and took the form of man and dwelt among us (Jn. 1: 14 – 15).
The passage read today draws an analogy between Adam and Christ. The deeds of the two are similar in the sense that they affected the human race. Adam’s deeds made us to transgress the command of God and so we lost fellowship with God. Spiritual and physical death came through Adam. The deeds of Christ brought the grace of fellowship lost in the Garden of Eden, and made us to be friends with God. The eternity which we lost through Adam, we regained through Christ.
Standing in His grace is to stand in Christ whose blood reconciled everyone with God. This is to live a victorious life over sin, the world and Satan. This means to be in constant fellowship with God and fellow believers. Jesus brought down this grace because of you and me. The grace of Christ is unconditional. Therefore, come, stand in His grace which is sufficient for you to overcome life’s challenges. His grace gives joy unspeakable. As we commemorate All Saints’ Day today, standing in His grace is what can make you and me to be counted among the Saints Triumphant.
MEMORY VERSE: Romans 5: 17 “For if by the one man’s offence death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.”
HYMN: MHB 65 – O GOD of God, in whom combine,
PRAYER: Father, You saved me by grace, let me stand in this grace and be a vessel of honour to my generation, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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