Falling from Grace

by Roby Ellis          SPANISH/ESPAÑOL

[Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12]

Introduction

A. There are many who believe that it is impossible for one to fall from the grace of God, but the Bible teaches quite to the contrary.

B. It is comforting to know that God is willing to forgive if we do fall.

I. Falling from grace is possible.

A. Israel fell from God’s grace because of sin, and so can we (1 Corinthians 10:1-12; 9:24-27).

B. An entire generation in Israel fell short of God’s promise, and we can also fall short (Hebrews 3:14-4:11).

C. There were early Christians who fell from God’s grace as well (Acts 8:13-23; Galatians 5:1-4; Revelation 2:4-5).

D. The Bible often warns us about the danger of falling (2 Peter 2:20-22; Hebrews 6:4-6).

II. Falling from grace is preventable.

A. As long as we continue to keep God’s commandments, we will never fall (2 Peter 1:5-10; 3:17-18).

B. God has not demanded more of us than we are able to give Him (1 John 5:3; Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Corinthians 10:13).

C. God can keep us from falling (Jude 24; John 10:26-28).

III. Falling from grace is pardonable.

A. We can return to grace after we fall from it (Ezekiel 18:19-28).

B. For those who have fallen, God has granted what has come to be called the “second law of pardon” (Acts 8:22).

C. When we turn back to God, He is faithful and just to forgive us when we repent (1 John 1:9; cf. Romans 3:23-26).

Conclusion

A. If you have fallen from grace, repent and live for the Lord.

B. “The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11). Will you accept it?

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