Fifty Shades of Grace

So that I may understand grace, I decided to look up every passage of scripture with the word grace in it. I noticed that if I took out some repeating verses about grace and peace, and the word grace used in a general salutation, I found it left me with about 50 verses in the New Testament. It is then that I thought it would be fun to call this study “Fifty Shades of Grace”. No, I have not read the popular book Fifty Shades of Grey, nor do I plan on seeing the movie. I personally have better things to do with my time, one of which is to grow in wisdom and in understanding of God’s wonderful Grace.

The word “shades” carries the meaning of subtle differences in meaning, slight amount or degrees of difference. As we read through these fifty verses I believe we will see that God’s grace has degrees of different meaning. It is important to define grace in the context in which we find it in the scriptures. Left entirely to the most commonly known definition of unmerited favor, we only experience a partial reality of God’s grace. I personally believe we can see three very distinct applications of God’s grace toward us and upon us, saving grace, strengthening grace and serving grace. As we look through each of the following passages of Scripture on grace we will see God’s grace displayed in one of the above expressions.

 

(Hover over the verse to read the entire scripture)

1. John 1:14 ~ Jesus, full of GRACE.

2. John 1:16 ~ GRACE upon grace.

3. John 1:17 ~ GRACE and Truth came.

4. Acts 4:33 ~ Great GRACE upon them.

5. Acts 13:43 ~ Continue in GRACE.

6. Acts 14:3 ~ Word of His GRACE.

7. Acts 15:11 ~ Saving GRACE.

8. Acts 20:24 ~ Gospel of GRACE.

9. Romans 1:5 ~ GRACE for obedience to the Faith.

10. Romans 1:7 ~ GRACE and peace from God.

11. Romans 3:24 ~ Justified by GRACE.

12. Romans 4:16 ~ Sure Promise according to GRACE.

13. Romans 5:2 ~ GRACE by which we stand.

14. Romans 5:17 ~ Abundance of GRACE.

15. Romans 5:20 ~ Abounding GRACE.

16. Romans 5:21 ~ Reigning GRACE.

17. Romans 6:14 ~ Under GRACE.

18. Romans 11:5 ~ Election of GRACE.

19. Romans 12:3 ~ Through GRACE.

20. Romans 12:6 ~ Gifts according to GRACE.

21. Romans 16:20 ~ GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ.

22. Romans 16:24 ~ GRACE be with you.

23. 1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ GRACE to you.

24. 1 Corinthians 15:10 ~ GRACE toward me.

25. 2 Corinthians 6:1 ~ GRACE received in vain.

26. 2 Corinthians 8:1 ~ GRACE bestowed.

27. 2 Corinthians 8:6 ~ Completed GRACE.

28. 2 Corinthians 9:14 ~ Exceeding GRACE.

29. 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ Sufficient GRACE.

30. Galatians 1:15 ~ Called through GRACE.

31. Galatians 2:9 ~ Perceived GRACE.

32. Galatians 5:4 ~ Fallen from GRACE.

33. Ephesians 1:7 ~ Forgiveness of sins according to GRACE.

34. Ephesians 2:5 ~ Made alive by GRACE.

35. Ephesians 2:8 ~ Saved by GRACE.

36. Ephesians 3:2~ Dispensation of GRACE.

37. Ephesians 3:7 ~ Gift of GRACE.

38. Philippians 1:7 ~ Partakers of GRACE.

39. Colossians 1:6 ~ Knowing GRACE.

40. Colossians 3:16 ~ GRACE in your heart.

41. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ~ Good hope through GRACE.

42. Titus 2:11 ~ GRACE that brings Salvation.

43. Philemon 1:25 ~ GRACE with our spirit.

44. Hebrews 4:16 ~ Throne of GRACE.

45. Hebrews 12:28 ~ Serving GRACE.

46. Hebrews 13:9 ~ Establishing GRACE.

47. 1 Peter 3:7 ~ Heirs together of the GRACE of life.

48. 1 Peter 4:10 ~ Manifold GRACE.

49. 2 Peter 1:2 ~ GRACE multiplied.

50. 2 Peter 3:18 ~ Grow in GRACE.

 

Eternally Dedicated God Equipped to Go.