Grace and peace scripture

There are a lot of Bible verses on grace that give us insight into God’s grace toward us as Christians. Grace in the New Testament comes from the Greek word charis and means good will, loving-kindness, and favour, which is often unmerited.

It speaks of God’s mercy to us and his love for us. Whether looking to study God’s grace for self-reflection or to find a verse about his grace for a greeting card or personal letter, you have come to the right place.

We have diligently searched the Scriptures to find some of the best Scriptures about grace.

20 Scriptures on Grace

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“”For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,”

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“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

3.

“And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,”

4.

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

5.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”

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“Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.”

8.

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace”

9.

“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,”

10.

“so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

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“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”

12.

“But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.”

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“to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”

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“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”

15.

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,”

16.

“Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.”

17.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”

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“May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

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But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.”

20.

“But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.””

grace and peace scripture

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Grace in the Bible

These Bible verses on grace reveal a lot about the grace of God and how it is obtained. Grace is given to us when we humble ourselves before God and it is given to us during times of need to strengthen us and help us endure affliction.

Sometimes grace comes through sacrifice such as in the case of Jesus coming to earth to die so that we might be saved. And it is through grace as a gift that we are saved and justified through Jesus Christ, receiving eternal comfort and the love of God.

It is by grace that we have received different spiritual gifts to benefit the body of Christ. Grace comes from God the Father, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ.

Paul attributes his own salvation and mission as a result of the grace of God. Understanding that grace so well, he often uses the grace from God as a blessing in his letters.

Feel free to share these Scriptures about Grace with your friends, family and congregation!

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I was listening to Rob Bell of Mars Hill on my way to work the other day. I have a forty minute commute so it’s a good time to squeeze in a sermon. Bell is starting a series on Paul and Philippians and he focused on how Paul uses the phrase Grace and Peace. This statement is in the first chapter as a greeting in every book he writes. Bell provides a definition for both words and how we can use them to live a life in Christ. I encourage you to download the sermon from early January and have a listen. It’s worth it.

The definition of grace is what grabbed me. Bell explains that the word grace that Paul uses is from the Greek word that means to rejoice. He also provides the following definitions: “Grace is a favor done without expectation of return.” The philosopher Spiro Zodiakes offers the following description, “Grace is the absolutely free expression of the Love of God finding it’s only motive in the bounty and benevolence of God.”

WOW – God freely expresses his love for us each day. Not for gain, not to move us to in a particular direction, but only to express his bounty and benevolence. He offers us the experience of His free expression of the love without expectation. Every day.

The definition offered by Zodiakes illustrates the limitations of the English language when it comes to expressing the blessings of God in our lives. I seek holiness because I am grateful for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and God’s willingness to provide his Grace to me, His absolute, free expression of love. How can I not give him my all and seek him with all my hear.

Grace and Peace to You!

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