Reckless | Week 2
Face to Face
Grace is far more than just your ticket to heaven
Romans 3:21-24 (NKJV)
21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV)
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:10 (NKJV)
10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Notice: Because I am in right standing, innocent, justified with God, I now have access to God’s grace.
1 Corinthians 15:9-10 (NKJV)
9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Philippians 2:13 (NKJV)
13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
1 Peter 4:10 (NKJV)
10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
God had given you access to Himself—all that He is, all that He has.
John 1:11-12 (NKJV)
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
Galatians 3:26, 29 (NKJV)
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 4:4-7 (NKJV)
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Grace doesn’t just give you access to God’s house; it gives you access to God.
Grace doesn’t just give us access to heaven, it gives us access to God.
Grace doesn’t just give you access to a place, it gives you access to a person.