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But for the Grace of God

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Daniel Whyte III

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100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #62 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE -- Ephesians 2:1-10

We have all heard the phrase "but for the grace of God go I." A story that is widely circulated behind that phrase is that the phrase was first spoken by the English evangelical preacher and martyr, John Bradford (who lived from 1510–1555). He is said to have uttered the variant of the expression - "There but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford", when seeing criminals being led to the scaffold. He didn't enjoy that grace for long, however. He was burned at the stake in 1555, although, by all accounts he remained cheerful about his fate and is said to have suggested to a fellow victim that "We shall have a merry supper with the Lord this night".

Friends, God's amazing grace is still active today saving people from their sins and transforming them into new creatures in Jesus Christ. Today, I would like to share with you three things that happen to those of us who take advantage of God's amazing grace.

1. But for the grace of God we would still be in bondage to sin and on our way to hell.

2. But for the grace of God we would not be raised up to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

3. But for the grace of God we would not be created anew in Christ Jesus.

+ Plus, listen to Rich Mullins singing "Awesome God" and Deitrick Haddon singing "Sinner's Prayer"