Grace: n. the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
What does it look like to live a life of grace?
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”2 Corinthians 12:9
What does it look like to be brave?
Bravery – the ability to confront attempts of intimidation
Brave – over come obstacles
When it is difficult to walk out of a lifestyle of grace we are going to Brave Grace.
Braving Grace – our attempt to live out a lifestyle of grace; not just give grace in certain situations, but actually make it a lifestyle. We are going to let it be an unconscious movement in our day to day living as Christ followers.
Brave – having the strength to face fear of difficulty
To be brave means to believe in something. It means you have to have faith in something or else there is no reason to be brave.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you…”1 Corinthians 15:1-2
And just as Paul speaks of himself, we can say that whatever we are once we believe these truths, it is all because God poured out His grace – His special favor – on us. We do not have to strive to be brave or to have grace because Jesus does both in us. Our work of bravery is covered through His grace. In a world full of fear and judgement we can confidently look at the future Braving Grace.
Brave – the confident expectation of the Good News
“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…”Philippians 1:6