Spiritual gifts part 33: Efficacious grace.

Eph 2:1-10,12-13; Rom 5:5-11; Gal 3:21-26; Joh 1:9-14; Rom 5:12-21; Rom 3:9-12

ROMANS-150-100930 - length: 60:23 - taught on Sep, 30 2010

Class Outline:

John Farley
September 30, 2010

Spiritual Gifts Part 32: Were it not for grace...

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 2. The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit.

The Doctrine of Efficacious Grace

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is one of the six permanent ministries of God the Holy Spirit at salvation.

1. Efficacious Grace
2. Indwelling of the Spirit
3. Regeneration
4. the Baptism of the Spirit 5. the Sealing with the Spirit 6. the Distribution of Spiritual Gifts.

Efficacious grace is the first permanent ministry of God the Holy Spirit to the believer at the moment of salvation.

How does an unbeliever become a believer?

COL 1:13
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

Efficacious grace is that work of the Holy Spirit that takes the faith of a spiritually dead person and makes it effective for salvation.

Forever running
but losing this race

Were it not for grace

Grace is free, limitless, unmerited blessing to helpless, undeserving sinners from the loving God...

...from the loving God whose righteousness and justice are completely satisfied by the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

When you were totally helpless and without a hope in the world, God the Holy Spirit was there on the scene to do all that was needed to get you saved.

Just like Christ died for you when you were His enemy, ROM 5:6.

God the Father is the author of the fantastic salvation plan for the human race. The plan called for Him to impute and judge all our sins in Christ on the cross.

God the Son received that imputation and was judged for our sins. His spiritual death as our substitute paid the price for the sins of the world.

God the Holy Spirit performs two enabling grace ministries in evangelism for the spiritually dead human race. We call these common and efficacious grace.

1CO 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.