Grace Abounding In Paul’s Ministry

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

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“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and THE MINISTRY WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS, TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD.”
–The Apostle Paul in Acts 20:24.

  • GRACE to you, and peace” (Rom.1:7);
  • “Being justified freely by His GRACE” (Rom.3:24);
  • “we have access by faith into this GRACE wherein we stand” (Rom.5:2);
  • “the GRACE of God, and gift by GRACE… is by one Man” (Rom.5:15);
  • “the abundance of GRACE and of the gift of righteousness” (Rom.5:17);
  • “where sin abounded, GRACE did much more abound…that GRACEmight reign” (Rom.5:20,21);
  • “for ye are not under the law, but under GRACE” (Rom.6:14);
  • “not under the law, but under GRACE” (Rom.6:15);
  • “there is a remnant according to the election of GRACE” (Rom.11:5);
  • “if by GRACE, then it is no more of works; otherwise GRACE is no more GRACE…. But if it be of works, then is it no more GRACE” (Rom.11:6);
  • “By the GRACE of God I am what I am; and His GRACE… was not in vain, but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the GRACE of God which was with me” (ICor.15:10);
  • “that the abundant GRACE might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God” (IICor.4:15);
  • “receive not the GRACE of God in vain” (IICor.6:1);
  • “ye know the GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ” (IICor.8:9);
  • “God is able to make all GRACE abound toward you” (IICor.9:8);
  • “the exceeding GRACE of God” (IICor.9:14);
  • “My GRACE is sufficient for thee” (IICor.12:9);
  • “I do not frustrate the GRACE of God” (Gal.2:21);
  • “the praise of the glory of His GRACE” (Eph.1:6);
  • “the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His GRACE” (Eph.1:7);
  • “the exceeding riches of His GRACE” (Eph.2:7);
  • “For by GRACE are ye saved, through faith” (Eph.2:8);
  • “the dispensation of the GRACE of God… given me to you-ward” (Eph.3:2);
  • “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…singing with GRACE in your hearts to the Lord” (Col.3:16);
  • “the GRACE of our Lord was exceeding abundant” (ITim.1:14);
  • “who hath saved us…according to His own purpose and GRACE, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (IITim.1:9);
  • “Be strong in the GRACE that is in Christ Jesus” (IITim.2:1);
  • GRACE be with you all” (Tit.3:15).


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