How others describe God's Grace
Here are quotes on God's Grace by other christians and non christians. individuals named, but that doesn't mean an endorsement of their doctrines or what they stand for, just that their statements are helpful to our study on God's Grace. If you choose you can study further material from these authors.
Grace is getting what you don't deserve, and not getting what you do deserve. Justin Holcomb
Grace is Holy Ghost empowerment to become more like Jesus. David Wilkerson
Grace is the empowering presence of God enabling you to be who he created you to be, and to do what he has called you to do. James Ryle
Grace gives us the desire and power that God gives us to do his will. Bill Gothard
Grace is the only means by which any person can ever do any good works. It is faith that gives access to Grace and faith only comes by an utterance of God, that is, God must be leading and the person receiving faith must be in submission. unknown
A man can no more take in a supply of Grace for the future than he can eat enough today to last him for the next 6 months, nor can he inhale sufficient air into his lungs with one breath to sustain life for a week to come. We are permitted to draw upon God's store of Grace from day to day as we need it. D. L. Moody
When we passed through suffering......we also knew the verse his Grace is sufficient for you. But the verse
is not sufficient. It is his Grace which is sufficient, not the verse. Richard Wurmbrand
The law detects, Grace alone conquers sin. saint augustine of hippo
Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It is a way to live. The law tells me how crooked
i am. Grace comes along and straightens me out. D. L. Moody
To be able to live peacably with hard and perverse persons or with disorderly or with such as go contrary to us, is a great Grace. Thomas A. Kempis
When the mask of self-righteousness has been taken from us and we stand stripped of all our acustomed defenses, we are candidates for God's generous Grace. Edwin W. Lutzer
Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes. Martin Luther
Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but Grace perfected. Jonathan Edwards
God, give us Grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things
that can be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other. Reinhold Niehbur
Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving. Benjamin B. Warfield
The Grace of the Spirit comes only from heaven, and lights up the whole bodily presence. C. H. Spurgeon
God's Grace turns out men and women with a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, not milksop.
A man must completly despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the Grace of Christ. Martin Luther
A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in Grace and a thankful heart.
C. G. Finney
Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding Grace is the hope of mankind. A. W. Tozer
All men who live with any degree of serenity live by some assurance of Grace. Reinhold Niehbur
As heat is opposed to cold and light to darkness, so Grace is opposed to sin. Thomas Benton Brooks
For Grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order we may be able to do them.
saint augustine of hippo
Grace binds you with far stronger cords than the cords of duty or obligation can bind you. Grace is free, but when once you take it, you are bound forever to the Grace giver and bound to catch the Spirit of the giver. Like produces like. Grace makes gracious, the giver makes you give. E. Stanley Jones
Grace can pardon our ungodliness and justify us with Christ's righteousness, it can put the Spirit of Jesus Christ within us; it can help us when we are down; it can heal us when we are wounded; it can multiply pardons, as we through frailty multiply transgressions. John bunyan
Grace does not destroy nature, it perfects it. saint Thomas Aquinas
Grace is a certain beginning of glory in us. saint Thomas Aquinas
Grace is the central invitation to life and the final word. It's the beckoning nudge and the overwhelming, undeserved mercy that urges us to change and grow, and then gives us the power to pull it off. Tim Hansel
Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning, then a light; and at last the sun in his full and exellent brightness. Thomas Adams
I do not at all understand the mystery of Grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. Ann Lamott
He who has not felt what sin is in the old testament knows little what Grace is in the new. He who has not trembled in Moses, and wept in David, and wondered in Isaiah will rejoice little in Matthew, rest little in John.
He who has not suffered under the law will scarcely hear the glad sound of the gospel. R. W. Barbour
I need thy presence every passing hour; what but thy Grace can foil the tempters power?
Henry Francis Lyte
Grace is always a humiliation for the ego. Salvation is always a defeat for the ego; because i want to feel, i've done something to accomplish this, haven't i? That's the only way the ego feels satisfied and competend. from the cosmic Christ
They travel lightly whom God's Grace carries. Thomas A. Kempis
Then i grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through Grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon i felt myself to be reborn an to have gone through open doors into paradise. Martin Luther
Many christians seem to understand the concept of being saved by Grace, but they have missed the concept of being sustained by Grace. James D. Mallory Jr
Watching criminals going to the gallows, John Bradford exclaimed; but for the Grace of God, there goes i.
The man who has nothing more than a kind of sunday religion, whose christianity is like his sunday clothes put on once a week, and then laid aside, such a man cannot, of course, be expected to care about growth in Grace. J. C. Ryle
God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. Max Lucado
In efficacious Grace we are not merely passive, nor yet does God do some and we do the rest. But God does all and we do all. God produces all, we act all. For that is what produces, viz our own acts. God is the only proper author and fountain; we only are the proper actors. We are in different respects, wholly passive and wholly active. Jonathan Edwards
I'm not what i ought to be. I'm not what i want to be. But still, i'm not what i used to be. and by the Grace of God i am what i am. John Newton
The riches of his free Grace cause me to daily triumph over all the temptetion of the wicked one, who is very vigilant and seeks all occasions to disturb me. Georg Whitefield
Repentance is a Grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed.
Thomas J. Watson Sr
I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. it can be done only by God's Grace. Mahatma Ghandi
Grace means that God does something for me; law means that i do something for God. God has certain Holy and righteous demands which he places upon me; that is law. Now if law means that God requires something of me for their fulfillment, then deliverance from law means he no longer requires that from me, but himself provides it Watchman Nee
Grace is the voice that calls us to change, and gives us the power to pull it off. Max Lucado
It is Grace at the beginning, and Grace at the end. So that when you and i come to lay on our deathbeds, the one thing that should comfort and help and strengthen us there is the thing that helped us in the beginning. Not what we have been, not what we have done, but the Grace of God in Jesus Christ our Lord. The christian life starts with Grace, it must continue with Grace, it ends with Grace. Grace wonderous Grace. By the Grace of God i am what i am. Yet not i, but the Grace of God which was with me.
D. Martin Lloyd-Jones
Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon. John Piper
Within each of us exists the image of God, however disfigured and corrupted by sin it may presently be. God is able to recover this image through his Grace as we are conformed to Christ. Alister McGrath