Seems there’s a controversy
Dealing with an important fact …
How some view the Grace of God
And how many more react.
I call for reader participation
So be prepared to be involved.
I’ll take both sides of the story
And all comments will be allowed.
Seems Grace has been classified
In two separate categories.
Some Christians call it greasy Grace
And they’re committed to their stories.
Cheap Grace, they say, is Grace that we
Bestow upon ourselves.
It’s from the bookcase of forgiveness
But repentance stays upon the shelves.
This is Grace without discipleship! It’s Grace without The Cross!
This is Grace without Christ incarnate!
Tell me; is it a win or loss?
Costly Grace, on the other hand,
Must be sought and sought again.
It’s a gift that we must ask for
Just to keep us safe from sin.
There is a door on which all men
Must knock to be set free.
This door unlocks the only way
And Jesus holds the only key!
Costly Grace calls us to follow…
Calls us to serve at any cost.
Costly Grace cost Christ His life!
How much blood has cheap Grace lost?
So which Grace are you prepared
To pick between the two?
Is it the cheap or the costly Grace?
I will leave the choice with you!
June 11, 2012
Dedicated to my Bishop Drew
Characteristics of Grace
Grace is a free will gift, not something that is coerced (Matt 10:8).
Grace always remains within the parameters of God’s law.
God’s grace always expresses love (John 3:16, Heb 2:9).
God’s Grace demonstrates His truth (John 1:17).
God’s grace encourages and empowers a true Christian to do righteous works of grace (2Cor 9:8).
God’s grace promotes abundant living (John 10:10).
Thanks and praise, whether given to God or man, is a form of grace (Heb 13:15).
Sometimes the blessings of grace are obvious, at other times they are extremely hard to comprehend.
Sometimes the blessings of grace are received immediately; at other times they are a long time in coming.
God’s grace establishes His righteous character in true Christians.
Gods and Christ’s grace provide for all aspects of salvation (Eph 2:8–10).