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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grace

John Bunyan was converted to Christ from a vile and profane life, and he wanted to tell everyone about it. When he started preaching in his little town of Bedford, England, he was arrested and imprisoned. This was in the days when only ministers for the Church of England could freely preach. Though Bunyan spent years in prison, his voice was never silenced. In fact, during his imprisonment he wrote his great classic  Pilgrim's Progress  and his autobiography, which he entitled  Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners . According to Bunyan, had it not been for "a miracle of precious grace," he would have perished by the stroke of eternal justice.1

The word "grace" means: God's Riches At Christ's Expense. It's God's favor freely bestowed on us in Christ. As we share the Gospel with others, grace should be among the first words on our lips--abounding grace, amazing grace.

How sweet the sound!

His whole gospel is a gospel of grace, words of peace and salvation.

John Bunyan

 But where sin abounded, grace did much more. Romans 5:20 KJV


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