Learning about common grace

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I recently did a series of messages on a neglected subject: Common Grace. We need more focus in our Churches on this theme. The quotes below could help facilitate discussions among leaders and congregations.

“The Bible consistently teaches what theologians have come to call ‘common grace,’ a non-saving grace that is at work in the broader reaches of human cultural interaction. This gift of God’s grace to humanity in general demonstrates a desire on God’s part to bestow certain blessings on all human beings, believer and non-believer alike” (Tim Keller).

“The term ‘common grace’ should be defined as every favor of whatever kind or degree, falling short of salvation, which this undeserving and sin-cursed world enjoys at the hand of God” (John Murray).

“Common grace curbs the destructive power of sin, maintains in a measure the moral order of the universe, thus making an orderly life possible, distributes in…

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