receiving grace upon grace

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Holy God whose nature and name is Love:
Seeing there is in Christ Jesus an infinite fullness
  of all that we can want or wish
O that we may all receive of his fullness,
  grace upon grace;
Grace to pardon our sins and subdue our iniquities;
Grace to justify our persons and to sanctify our souls;
Grace to complete that holy change,
  that renewal of our hearts,
  whereby we may be transformed.
into that blessed image wherein you did create us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen

John Wesley, 1703-1791, English churchman and founder of Methodism


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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith
—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God
—not by works, so that no one can boast.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

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