A.  We have noted that grace is an unmerited favor or act by God.  Ephesians 2:8-9
         B.  We need God’s grace because we are sinners and deserve an eternal separation 
               from God.  Romans 6:23a
         C.  God has made His grace available through Jesus Christ.  Rom. 6:23; 1 Corinthians 1:4
         D.  In this lesson let’s consider the relationship of grace to salvation and how God’s grace
               is received.

    I.  The relationship of grace to salvation.  Ephesians 2:8-9 (864)

         A.  “and that not of yourselves” v8

               The human is incapable of saving himself.  Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23

         B.  “not of works”  v9.  Meritorious works.  Romans 4:1-8 (832)

               1.  We aren’t saved by human achievement.  Luke 17:10 (769);  2 Timothy 1:9 (879);
                   Romans 3:23-28 (831); Romans 11:5-6 (836)

         C.  Grace is the gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8

               1.  Three essentials for something to be a gift:




         D.  What relationship does grace have to salvation?  Titus 2:11-15. God’ grace makes      
               salvation possible.

   II.  How is grace received?

         A.  Through faith.  Ephesians 2:8.  What kind of faith?  James 2:17-20,24,26 (892)
               Works is not meritorious.  An active obedient faith. Galatians 3:26-27 (861);
               A look at two passages:  Ephesians 2:4-6 and Colossians 2:11-13 (870) (OVER ON BACK)
         B.  Grace is God’s part.  Faith is our part.  Galatians 3:26-27