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Religion and Theology
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Interpretive Exercise University’s Name Submitted by: Tutor: 7 October 2012 Word Count: 1,000 BIB230A-ON25 Fall 2012: Interpreting the Bible Re: Grasping God’s Word Textbook, Chapter 9: WORD STUDIES Assignment 9-2, Pp. 185-86. Step-by-Step Instructions by Jacki Soister, 10/1/12 Introduction The word “grace” was looked up from the passage of Ephesians 2:1-10 since it is the word that appeared the most (3 times) within the passage…
There are several different ways that the word is translated. It can be translated meaning benefit or bounty—as when someone prays, etc. Grace can be an expression of thanks—whether for benefits, services, or favors. Grace can also mean some type of recompense or reward for having done a very good job. Another way in which grace could be used would be to talk about the actual token or proof or benefit that grace provides. Of course, grace could also mean the spiritual condition in which one finds oneself where one is guided by the power of divine grace. Grace can also mean those things which are they themselves due to grace having been part of their lives. Grace is also known as an exercising of the Christian virtues. Grace keeps one. Grace strengthens one. Grace is supposed to increase us in the Christian faith; grace is supposed to undergird our knowledge and inform our affections, kindling us to do good works. Of course, in this passage to the Ephesians, Paul is making an exhortation that we not only take the grace that has been bestowed upon us by Christ, but this is a call to action helping everyone realize that we are not to take that grace for granted as Christians. Grace affords us joy. ...
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