Grace and Apostleship

Romans 1:5

Through him and for his name’s sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.

We know that grace is important as a matter of our salvation.  Grace is also an important part of our daily Christian walk.  It is by grace that we are given spiritual gifts and that we are allowed to work for the Lord.

In our sinful state, we are of no use to God.  We have no testimony to share because we have not been changed.  Because of God’s grace though, we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to tell others about.

Not only is God’s grace the subject of our testimony, it is also the source of our testimony.  It is God who enables us to have the courage to speak to others about His gospel.

We are all called to make disciples, but each person is enabled to do so in different ways.  Paul could speak to people directly.  Other people are gifted with acts of service that show God’s love and open the door for the opportunity to share.  Still others are natural encouragers, teachers, or administrators.

God’s grace is the subject of our message, regardless of how it is told.  And God’s grace is the reason that we have the ability to share it with others.

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