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Grasping the Fullness of Grace

In the introduction to his gospel, John presents the brilliant glory of Jesus Christ, who is divine, yet became physical flesh and blood. Being God, Jesus is absolutely complete as a man; 100% grace and 100% truth. He lacks in absolutely nothing. He is the fullness who has come to complete the partial which came before through the law and the prophets. We see this in the contrast between Moses, through whom God gave His law to His people Israel, and Christ. The Bible clearly teaches us that the law of God, being the very reflection of His perfect character, is good. The law of God is a gift showing us how life is to be lived according to our Maker’s wise instructions. However, the law itself cannot bring life to the spiritually dead, because we naturally lack the ability to live according to the law. So, whilst the grace of God is seen in His law, this grace is not complete in the sense that it cannot save us from our sins. The fullness of grace has come through the person of Jesus Christ. He alone forgives sin. He alone provides the way for the heart of a person like you or me to be renewed. There is but one way to receive the unfailing covenant love of God, the joy of His salvation, an eternal rest for the soul and that way is to receive the person of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith. To know Jesus as Lord and Savior is to grasp the fullness of God’s grace. Have you grasped Him?

 “For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ” {John 1:16-17}    John 1.15-17 Grasping the Fullness of Grace – sermon outline