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  1. Grace: A Biblical Overview | United Church of God

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    “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1: 3 1 Corinthians 1: 3 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.American King James Version ×).. Many are familiar with the famous hymn Amazing Grace. While its words are known to many, far fewer know anything about the man who penned them and how they came to be ...

  2. What Does the Bible Teach About Grace? | United Church of God

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    “Grace” is a word not often used these days, except in a religious sense. But what does it really mean? What does it teach us about God the Father and Jesus Christ? What did the word mean when the biblical writers used it? We are the recipients of God’s grace, but does it come with obligations on our part? Few things could be more important to our relationship with God than a true ...

  3. What Did “Grace” Mean in the First-Century World? | United ...

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    The Greek word commonly translated “grace” had a specific meaning in the first-century Roman Empire in which the apostles taught. What does it reveal?

  4. Grace | United Church of God

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    "For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people ...

  5. Grace: How God Interacts With Us | United Church of God

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    The apostle John summarizes God’s motivation and character in three simple words: “God is love” (1 John 4:8-16 1 John 4:8-16 8 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and ...

  6. How Can You Receive the Transforming Power of God's Spirit ...

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    After Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, His disciples waited in Jerusalem until Pentecost for the promise of the ages. It transformed them and became the down payment for eternal life. You can receive that Spirit of power, which can change your life, both now and forever!

  7. Why Do We Sin? | United Church of God

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    Roger Foster (1936-2017) was born in Doniphan, Missouri, in 1936. Roger was first hired into the work of the Church in 1958, and in the fall of 1959 he was sent out as a ministerial trainee.

  8. Seven Prophecies That Must Be Fulfilled Before Jesus ...

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    Previous generations have thought that Jesus Christ would return in their lifetimes, but they were proven wrong. Many people alive today think that Christ's return is imminent. Certainly, the Bible contains prophecies that could not have been fulfilled until this generation.

  9. The World Before Man: The Biblical Explanation | United ...

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    It’s vital that we properly understand what that account does and does not say. Earlier we examined the weaknesses of the theory of evolution as an explanation for the bewildering complexity of the forms of life we see around us.

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