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Faith of a Mustard Seed


Jesus was the master of illustrations. He knew exactly how to explain beautiful spiritual concepts using commonly understand physical realities. In this sermon from evangelist Frank Brancato, we see how a tiny seed is the perfect metaphor for the kind of faith God expects of those who seek Him.

Faith of A Mustard Seed MP3 Link

What Grace Is

(by Allen Bailey)

Understanding Grace

  1. Until we first understand sin we will never fully understand and appreciate Grace.

  2. Understanding Sin (Ephesians 2: 1-13)
    1. Dead in trespasses (1)
    2. Dead in sin (1)
    3. Course of the world (2)
    4. Prince of power of the air (2)
    5. Children of disobedience (2)
    6. Lust of our flesh (3)
    7. Desire of the flesh (3)
    8. Children of wrath (3)
    9. Without Christ (12)
    10. Aliens (12)
    11. Strangers (12)
    12. No Hope (12)
    13. Without God (12)
    14. Far off (13)

  3. God / sin / mankind (Isaiah 59: 1-2)

  4. Illustration of life without Christ

  5. Sin Passages
    1. Romans 3: 23
    2. Romans 5: 12
    3. Romans 6: 23

    4. (Romans 1: 26-32) Worthy of death
    5. (1 Corinthians 6: 9-10) Shall not inherit kingdom of God
    6. (Galatians 5: 19-21) Shall not inherit kingdom of Christ and God
    7. (Ephesians 5: 3-5) No inheritance in kingdom of Christ and God
    8. (Revelations 21: 8) Lake of Fire which is second death

    One Way Street to Hell

  6. Understanding Grace
    1. (Ephesians 2: 4) “But God”
    2. (Ephesians 2: 4-8) Rich in mercy, love, grace
    3. Definitions:
      1. Mercy – Compassion
      2. Love – Charity
      3. Grace – Unmerited favor
    4. Grace and Truth
      John 1: 17 John 1: 17 Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ
      Romans 3:24 John 18: 38 Pilate asked: “What is Truth?”
      Ephesians 1: 7 John 8: 32 Truth shall set you free
      Ephesians 2: 5 John 14:6 I am the way, truth, life
      Ephesians 2: 8-10 John 17: 17 Thy word is Truth
    5. Please notice: It is not Grace or Truth but it is Grace and Truth.
    6. We have no difficulty understanding “and”, meaning both are equally important.
      1. “Worship in spirit and truth” John 4: 24
      2. “Believe and be baptized” Mark 16: 16
      3. “Repent and be baptized” Acts 2: 38
      4. “Believe and confess” Romans 10: 9-10
    7. Grace – No Law – Wrong
      Law – No Grace – Wrong
      Grace and Law is – Right
    8. The Cross of Christ (John 3: 16, John 15: 13, Romans 5: 8, Hebrews 4: 16)
    9. If we had been “Preaching”
      What we have been “Singing”
      We would have understood the truth on Grace a long time ago!!
    10. Book title “Putting Amazing back into Grace”.
    11. Songs: “His Grace Reaches Me” a beautiful song we often sing
    12. God’s Part We Cannot Do
      Our Part He Will Not Do
    13. Justice – When you recieve what you deserve
      Mercy – When you don’t recieve what you deserve
      Grace – When you recieve what you don’t deserve
    14. GRACE – God’s Riches At Christ Expense
    15. GRACE – God’s Riches At Calvary Expressed
    16. GRACE – God’s Great Gift Grace
    17. GRACE (written vertical) and HBRCB written side ways making a cross with the R of Grace for Repentance in The Plan of Salvation.
    18. Ephesians 2: 8-9 For by Grace are ye saved through Faith, and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God.