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Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God

 

The Godly Man: Grace and Graciousness

"Grace and Graciousness"

(Grace and Graciousness is part of the Godly Man book and series included in the BFF Discipleship 3 Digital Library.)

Paul J. Bucknell

The roots of a godly man must be cemented in the warehouse of God's grace. We might think of a godly man as fully occupied keeping from the touches of the world through self-control, but this is not godliness. A negative portrait of godliness is like believing there are only negative numbers in the world. Godliness is better described as the person who lets the person of God transform him by the glorious truths God has revealed in this world.

Jesus was full of grace and truth. He lived life to the fullest. Each step in Christ's life was overflowing with the goodness of God pouring out so that others would also come to experience God's goodness.

Grace astounds us with its powerful story of God's love. Grace shines through all the pages of scripture amazing us with an awesome but puzzling picture of God. Grace is a truth which is like a sea where we cannot reach the bottom. The more we understand grace, the more we stand humbled in its shadows convinced we will never well understand it.

Graciousness is a character quality born from a true understanding of grace. Although the Reformers had rediscovered grace, we hear of many cases where God's grace was not extended in the form of graciousness. Many today are proclaiming grace from their pulpits, but the willingness of many to tolerate bitterness and politics in the church embarrassingly reveal how little we know of God's grace.

The parable of the mean steward speaks louder than many of us would want to admit. May God use this web series to kindly expand our insight into His grace that will make us all the more gracious in our dealings with man.

FUNCTIONAL DEFINITION OF GRACE

Grace is bringing God's goodness into the life of the undeserving.

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To Thee I lift up my eyes, O Thou who art enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He shall be gracious to us (Psalms 123:1-2).

Purpose of this study on grace:

Here is a short index. Click here for next page. They follow in order.

Grace and Graciousness

Grace for Difficult Times

What happens when God tests a man ... Joseph in Psalm 105:17,19

Grace to Forgive

Four ways Joseph demonstrates grace by forgiving .... Genesis 50

Grace and God's Children

Grace in the NT

Grace in the OT

Good Gifts of Grace

Saying Grace

Grace & Pleasure

Testimonies of God's Grace

Testimonies of grace and graciousness

Stories of God's grace in your life.
Practical steps to take to be more gracious. The story of God's grace in your life.