Grace is costly. How costly? The Father gave Jesus who knew no sin so that those willing to cooperate with God's work of humanity-repair could be changed. Jesus is a Savior from sin. Many currently popular sayings about God's grace are not only subtle, but dangerous. Advocates of these reduced-price grace arguments propose a form of Christianity that denies the power of the gospel. Many of these views have been attached to the writings of Paul.
What is grace meant to do for me in the here and now? Where does the theory of it translate into the effect of it? Our exploration of this biblical theme reaches a resounding conclusion: His grace is sufficient for me, and for Him to accomplish what He longs to do in me.
Real Grace for Real People touches every occurrence of the word "grace" in the book of Romans. If getting a grip on what real grace is seems as challenging as herding cats or nailing Jell-O to the wall, perhaps it is because so much of what is taught is actually but thinly connected to God's Word. These pages, in contrast, offer a careful journey along the biblical path. Is it sound to divide justification into salvation and sanctification out of it? How is Romans seven to be explained? Which comes first, faith or obedience? These and other questions—and answers—will be discovered in this volume.