Interruptions – Part 2
June 15, 2013
The Breaking of Bread
June 17, 2013
Interruptions – Part 2
June 15, 2013
The Breaking of Bread
June 17, 2013

Grace, It’s For Everyone

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For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14

One of the arguments for living by grace alone is that you are just giving people a license to sin. Some preachers say they would like to preach grace but they are afraid that their people would toss out the Law and everything would be chaos.

This verse says the opposite will happen. If you are under grace, then sin does not have dominion or lordship over you. Sin does not have any power over you, if you are living by grace. Grace has power over sin. When you are resting in grace, your mind is on Jesus and not on sin. The Law is in your hearts. You do what is right because it is in your heart to do right.

If the verse is correct, and it is, then the opposite must be true. If you are under the Law, sin has dominion over you. The more you try to obey the law, the more you disobey it. It gets back to the whole purpose of the Law in the first place. It was to show you that you would always come short of the glory of God when you try to obey the Law. Jesus pointed out it’s even more than obeying it, it’s even thinking of disobeying it.

It just shows you that you can’t obey the Law 100% of the time. Even in the Old Covenant, God knew they couldn’t obey it, so He forgave their sins once a year by the shedding of the blood of an animal. That would be their covering each year.

God finally stepped in and sent Jesus to help us. The Law, though it was good, was too hard to keep. There needed to be a way that was once for all, that everyone could do. Jesus came on the scene and went to the Cross as the final offering of blood forever. All sins God forgave forever. The dominion that sin cast was taken off the backs of people and in its place was righteousness. Grace took the place of trying to live by the Law, which was futile. Now the Law is in our hearts and sin is not our lord.

The only requirement is faith. We have to believe in Jesus. Everyone can do that. Whether rich or poor, educated or not, male or female, or any nation. Anybody can simply believe. That’s the entrance into the grace of God. It’s for everyone.