Scriptural Perspectives on Channels of God’s Grace

This ties in with my previous post, Means of Grace. This is part of Talk #7 on my Walk to Emmaus. This gives Scripture references to God’s Grace from Confirmation/Church Membership; Christian Marriage; Ordination; Prayer; Forgiveness & Healing; Baptism and Communion.

Scriptural Perspectives on Channels of God’s Grace

Confirmation/Church Membership

  • Luke 2:41-52 (The Boy Jesus at the Temple)
  • Matthew 4:18-22 (Jesus Calls His first Disciples)
  • Matthew 28:19 (Make Disciples of All Nations, Baptizing them)
  • John 6:66-68 (Words of external life)
  • Joshua 24:15 (Choose who you will serve, As for me and my house, I will serve the Lord)
  • Matthew 7:21-27 (True & False Disciples – The Wise & Foolish Builders)
  • Romans 12:1-2 (A Living Sacrifice) 

Christian Marriage

  • Genesis 1:27 (Created in the image of God)
  • Genesis 2:21-24 (God Created Woman from Man, man leaves family unite with woman in marriage)
  • John 2:1-11 (Water into wine)
  • 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 (Concerning Married Life, Change of Status and the Unmarried)

Ordination

  • Ephesians 4:7-16 (Grace is given)
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11 (Using your gifts to serve)
  • Acts 6:1-7 (Choosing of the 7)
  • Acts 26:12-18 (Darkness into light)
  • James 3:1 (Taming the tongue)
  • Titus 1:5-9 (Appointing elders  who love what is good)
  • Colossians 1:18 (Head of the body, church)

Prayer

  • Luke 6:12 (Jesus praying)
  • Luke 11:1-13 (Jesus’s teaching on prayer)
  • Ephesians 3:14-19 (A prayer for the Ephesians)
  • Philippians 4:6-7 (Do not be anxious, but be in prayer)
  • Matthew 6:9-13 (Lord’s Prayer)

Forgiveness & Healing

  • Mark 2:1-12 (Jesus forgives and heals a paralyzed man)
  • Luke 7:50 (Woman’s faith saved her, told to go in peace)
  • Acts 4:9 (Being asked how he was healed)
  • Matthew 5:43-48 (Love your enemies)
  • Matthew 6:14-15 (We must forgive others)
  • John 20:20-23 (Again told to forgive others so our sins are forgiven)
  • James 5:13-16 (Prayer of Faith)

Baptism

  • Romans 6:3-4 (Buried through Baptism)
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13 (One Spirit/One Body)
  • Matthew 28:18-20 (Making disciples and baptizing them)
  • Ezekiel 36:26 (Heart of flesh)

Communion

  • Luke 22:19-20 (Bread is the body, the cup is the blood)
  • Luke 24:13-35 (The road to Emmaus, Jesus appears after his resurrection)
  • John 17:20-23 (Christ in the Father and the Father in Him)
  • Acts 2:42 (Continuing in prayer and breaking of bread)
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-28 (The Lord’s Supper)

Do you have any that I can add to these list? Feel free to share via comments below.

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