God’s Wonderful Grace – Lesson Three

God’s Wonderful Grace

Lesson Three

Since sin is that which separates us from God, how does God forgive our sin?

What are some options?

By being a good person
By doing good works
By doing religious things
By living a moral life
By praying everyday
By obeying the ten commandments

None of these works are able to forgive your sins!!

We cannot obtain forgiveness of our sins by our own works

Titus 3:5
He saved us, not on the basis of good works which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. 

In answer to the question, How does God forgive sin?

It is according to the riches of His grace
It is by faith
It is by us repenting of our sin
It is through Jesus the Messiah
It is through His blood

It is according to the riches of His grace

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.

It is by faith

Galatians 2:16
Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Messiah Jesus, even we have believed in Messiah Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Messiah, and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.

It’s by us repenting of our sin

Acts 17:30
…God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent.

It’s through Jesus the Messiah

Acts 13:38
“Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him (Jesus) forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

It is through His blood

Colossians 1:14
In whom we have redemption, through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Why is blood necessary?

Because that’s what God established as the means for forgiveness.

Leviticus 17:11
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’

We see this truth illustrated throughout the Bible:
Adam and Eve

Genesis 3:7
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.  (there is no blood with fig leaves)

Genesis 3:21
And the Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.  (there is blood with an animal skin)


Exodus 12:13
‘And the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.


1 Peter 1:18-19
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of the Messiah.

What is one to conclude from all of this?

◆ That there is only one way to obtain true forgiveness of our sins.
◆ The one way is through Jesus the Messiah, no matter what our background is.
◆ One cannot get to God without going through Jesus.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.

1 John 2:23
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.

God has done all that is necessary for all of our sins to be forgiven and to find deliverance from the eternal penalty of our sins.