In part 3 of our series, Grace – The Energy of God, we look at how Christ broke everything open for us. Christ is central to the grace of God. It was Christ who opened up the access for us to approach the core of God’s throne of grace and receive grace for our needs. The achievements of Christ at the cross and the resurrection were about far more than getting us to heaven.
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Philippians 2:10 (ESV)
Verses describing how Christ is Central to the Grace of God
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:15-20 (ESV)
Before time began He planned to give us in Christ Jesus the grace to achieve this purpose…
2 Timothy 1:9 Phillips Translation
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,
Romans 1:1-6 (ESV)
We encourage you to join us for each episode in this podcast series and your personal Bible Study as we spend the month discovering Grace – The Energy of God!