Words in combination change meaning
Put book UP WITH this on shelf
Put UP WITH hid attitude
Charis = Grace
Pistis = faith
What is Grace?
What is faith?
2 And [a]you [b]were dead [c]in your offenses and sins, 2 in which you previously walked according to the [d]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the [e]sons of disobedience. 3 Among them [f]we too all previously lived in the lusts of our flesh, [g]indulging the desires of the flesh and of the [h]mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the rest.
HOW BAD IS IT??? ROM 3:9 ff….
LOVED IN SPITE OF….
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
ALIVE – HOW…?!
5 even when we were dead [i]in our wrongdoings, made us alive together [j]with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
HOW = “God must act first on our behalf, because dead corpses are not capable of reviving themselves. The Greek verb construction credits God with all action required to bring about the result. We share none of the action with God. By Himself and according to His own purpose and while we were still yet unaware of Him, He made us alive.”
6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the [k]boundless riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and [l]this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
IMPORTANT POINT :
Recent discovery / describe relation of patron and client …..
4:49. Patron ( illus Patreon ) … gratitude
Recipient of gift expected to reciprocate
Grace gifts / responded to by faithfulness
Godfather – “ so you want me to do you this favor”
New setting of Grace WITH Faith…..