- Grace is the foundation that our relationship with Jesus is started on
- Grace is God’s unmerited favor
- Grace is God choosing to bless us instead of cursing us like sin deserves
- Mercy is God sparing us from punishment
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.
Romans 11:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:5 New Living Translation (NLT)