Theo 104 Reflection Paper

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My dad used to tell me all the time that we are all a work in progress. At the time I didn’t know exactly know what he meant. As years have passed on and my relationship with Christ matured, I now know what he meant. We as children of God can never be perfect, but what we can do is strive to be like Christ, this is what the definition of a Christian is, “Christ like”. I try to share the good news of Jesus, and when I do I like to talk to people about God’s Grace and through his son Jesus there is no Condemnation. Theological Definition

God’s grace is a word frequently used to refer to “gift from God”. In many circles, it is theological defined as God’s unmerited favor (Hughes, 1998, Ryrie, 1963). Within this context, it refers to the divine favor that provides important lessons on how to live. Biblical Foundation

Whereas unmerited favor from God is the true definition of God’s grace, because there is nothing a human can do to deserve God’s true favor, the foundation of the complete definition is found in the Bible. As human’s, God’s grace towards us is demonstrated in a number of verses in the Bible (Strong, 2001). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8-10). This illustrates that it is not through the works of man that we are saved, but by the gift of God.

One key theme of God’s Grace that is illuminated in the bible is its availability to every man. Titus (2:11), asserts, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men." Whereas God’s grace of salvation is available to all men, not all men are saved and this is not God’s fault. In Luke 19:10, Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost.” This illustrates that it was through the grace of God that Jesus came to save the world. Practical Application

In my life, I have experienced God’s Grace many times. I love to thank him even for the smallest things on a daily bases. Just waking up...
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