The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his
glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth. John testified concerning him. He cried out,
saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes
after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’” Out of his
fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through
Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who
is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has
made him known.
"We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are
saved, just as they are."
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained
access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast
in the hope of the glory of God."
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is
made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly
about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is
why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in
hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then
I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has
blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in
Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be
holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for
adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his
pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has
freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption
through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the
riches of God’s grace."
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to
live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our
great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our
weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as
we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace
with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help
us in our time of need."