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Grace is the Way by David Bernard

The very latest David K. Bernard video, published on June 18, 2017. Grace is defined as favor, gracious, pleasant, precious, well-favored
From chanan; graciousness, i.e. Subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty) — favour, grace(-ious), pleasant, precious, (well-)favoured. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” – Titus 2:11-14. What does His grace teach us? “Denying ungodliness and world lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.” God gives us salvation, then instruction. If we want the salvation, we will comply with the instruction, so that we learn to say “no” to sin. How does this work? First, the grace of God offers pardon (forgiveness of sin already committed). Because of Christ’s sacrifice, there is a way out of sin. Obeying the gospel is our acceptance of that pardon. But once you accept the pardon, by obeying the gospel, you can become a student of God’s instructions, to live without the burden of sin, “soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.” So divine generosity offers pardon from sin, and instruction in godly living.