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Grace and Peace
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   Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all
    the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together
    with the overseers and deacons- 1:1

    ◦ Slaves
    ◦ Set-apart



Grace and Peace
“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and
  the Lord Jesus Christ…” – Philippians 1: 2




Grace and Peace
Grace=charis- shortened from the
 Greek/Roman word for “greetings”

Peace= eirene- the Greek word for Shalom-
 Hebrew greeting



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In Christ, there is a new identity

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free,
 male nor female, for you are all one in Christ
 Jesus- Galatians 3:28




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Grace:

Imputed- God accepts us on the basis of
 Christ’s sacrifice




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Grace:

Effectual- God gives us the power to live a life
  the Christian life




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Grace:

Infused- the error in thinking that God enables
  us to live “good enough” to earn his
  acceptance




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Peace:

with God- by grace through faith in Christ.
 Involves the violent death of Christ on the
 cross

Therefore, since we have been made right in
 God's sight by faith, we have peace with God
 because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has
 done for us- Romans 5:1
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Peace:

of God- through trusting Christ alone

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about
 everything. Tell God what you need, and thank
 him for all he has done. Then you will
 experience God's peace, which exceeds anything
 we can understand. His peace will guard your
 hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus-
 Philippians 4:6-7
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Peace:

with one another- the evidence of peace with God is a
 lifestyle of peace-seeking with one another




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For he himself is our peace, who has made the
 two one and has destroyed the barrier, the
 dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his
 flesh the law with its commandments and
 regulations…




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…His purpose was to create in himself one new
 man out of the two, thus making peace,
 16and in this one body to reconcile both of
 them to God through the cross, by which he
 put to death their hostility- Ephesians 2:14-
 16




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Grace comes through repentance




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But while he was still a long way off, his father
 saw him and was filled with compassion for
 him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around
 him and kissed him. The son said to him,
 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and
 against you. I am no longer worthy to be
 called your son...'


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But the father said to his servants, 'Quick!
 Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a
 ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a
 feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was
 dead and is alive again; he was lost and is
 found.' So they began to celebrate- Luke
 15:20-24 (NLT)

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Note: He accepted the consequences

 - Grace comes through repentance

Peace comes from grace




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What does that say about my relationships?




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...from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
  Christ...

Experiencing grace and peace in all things is
 God’s desire you



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Takeaways:

Where is my primary identity? If I’m not
 experiencing effectual (life-changing) grace
 and the peace of God, what does that say
 about my sense of identity?




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Takeaways:

Am I trying to earn God’s love and grace? If so,
 am I willing to accept his love and allow his
 grace to change me from the inside out?




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Takeaways:

Does my lifestyle reflect peace-seeking or
 conflict-making? If I have peace with God
 and the peace of God, how might that affect
 my relationships with others?




Grace and Peace
Takeaways:

Do my relationship reflect repentance on my
 part and a willingness to accept the
 consequences of my actions?




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Takeaways:

Do I really believe, deep down inside, that
 God’s desire for me is a grace-filled, peaceful
 and peace-seeking life?




Grace and Peace

				
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