Day Three: The Source of Grace
The source of grace is Jesus Christ. This great power, this great grace that was upon the church that we read about in the book of Acts, did not come upon them by accident. They didn’t just stumble upon it while going through a routine worship service one day. But it came as a result of earnest and united supplication. They had been in prayer and it wasn’t some little repetitious prayer they had recited, it wasn’t a prayer they had written out on paper to pray before men, but it was a prayer that was so powerful it shook the place where they were assembled and all that were there were filled with the Holy Ghost.
This great grace came as a result of their steadfast adherence to the apostles’ doctrine. It is said that indifference to divine truth is a sign that the spark of grace in the heart is near extinction. Acts 2: 42, 43 says, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayer. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.”