said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made
perfect in weakness.'"
2 Corinthians 12:9
"Blessed be the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us
with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in
Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and
without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to
adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself,
according to the good pleasure of His will, to the
praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us
accepted in the Beloved.
"In Him we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of His grace..."
Salvation by His grace
"...you He made
alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you
once walked according to the course of this world, according
to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now
works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we
all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were
by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His
great love with which He loved us, even when we were
dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by
grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and
made us sit together min the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show
the exceeding riches
of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that
not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works,
lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that
we should walk in them."
kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of
regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He
poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been
justified by His grace we should become heirs according
to the hope of eternal life."
By His grace we
minister to others
"...with great power the apostles gave witness to the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them
willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this
mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and
teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every
man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving
according to His working which works in me mightily." Colossians 1:27-29
hardships by His grace
"I have learned
in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be
abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I
have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound
and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me." Philippians
"...none of these
things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I
may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I
received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of
the grace of God."
"... we have this
treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the
power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed
on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in
despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not
destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the
Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our
body. For we who live are always delivered to death for
Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in
our mortal flesh. "
"He said to me,
'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made
perfect in weakness.'
"Therefore most gladly I will rather
boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest
upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for
Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of
He has covered me with the robe of
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its bud,
As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring
So the Lord God will cause righteousness and
praise to spring forth..." Isaiah 61:10-11
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to
His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does
not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are
kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be
revealed in the last time.
"In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little
while, if need be, you have been grieved by various
trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much
more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by
fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation
of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you
love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you
rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving
the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls. Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched
carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to
"And my God shall
supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ
"And the grace of
our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are
in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of
all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained
mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all
longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on
Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal,
invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever
1 Timothy 1:14-17
"Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings
for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved
us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our
works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was
given to us in Christ Jesus before time began."
2 Timothy 1:8-9
"Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no
one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble,
and by this many become defiled."
"...certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were
marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the
grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God
and our Lord Jesus Christ."
"He gives more grace. Therefore He says: 'God resists the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”
gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope
fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming
yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He
who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:13-16
Victory by His grace
"Now to Him who is
able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or
think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory
in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and
"Now may our Lord Jesus
Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given
us everlasting consolation and a good hope by grace, comfort
your hearts band establish you in every good word and work." 2 Thessalonians
"The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with you. Amen."
1 Thessalonians 5:28
"I commend you to God
and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give
you pan inheritance among all those who are sanctified."
became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the
glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace
and truth. ... And of His fullness we have all
received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through
Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."
"I thank my
God upon every remembrance of you... being confident of this
very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will
complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right
for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my
heart... you all are partakers with me of grace."
"Grace to you
and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."