Saved By Grace
(Matthew 11:28 MSG) “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Rhythm - a uniform movement, pattern, or procedure.
Grace - a gift from God that affords joy, pleasure, and delight. Unmerited favor.
(John 1:16 NASB) For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
(Hebrews 12:15 NLT) Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God.
Saved By Grace
(Ephesians 2:8 NASB) For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
(Luke 1:26-47 GNT) In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth. 27 He had a message for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David. Her name was Mary. 28The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!” 29Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words meant. 30The angel said to her, “Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. 31 You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord God will make him a king, as his ancestor David was, 33and he will be the king of the descendants of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end!” 34Mary said to the angel, “I am a virgin. How, then, can this be?” 35The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God's power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God. 36Remember your relative Elizabeth. It is said that she cannot have children, but she herself is now six months pregnant, even though she is very old. 37 For there is nothing that God cannot do.” 38“I am the Lord's servant,” said Mary; “may it happen to me as you have said.” And the angel left her. 39Soon afterward Mary got ready and hurried off to a town in the hill country of Judea. 40She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby moved within her. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and said in a loud voice, “You are the most blessed of all women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43Why should this great thing happen to me, that my Lord's mother comes to visit me? 44For as soon as I heard your greeting, the baby within me jumped with gladness. 45How happy you are to believe that the Lord's message to you will come true!” 46Mary said, “My heart praises the Lord; 47my soul is glad because of God my Savior.
(Luke 1:48 NLT) For He took notice of His lowly servant.
(Romans 10:13 KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Everybody gets in the same way
(Luke 1:50 NLT) He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear Him.
(John 14:6 ESV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Everybody can meet the requirement
(Luke 1:51 NLT) His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
(Romans 5:20-21 NIV) The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.