Day Four: Grace and Love
Great grace came as a result of their love for one another. Love is the oil that allows the machinery of the church to operate properly. You can have organization, you can have all the right programs, you can have all the talent, but if there is no love one for another, everything else is vain. I think we are safe in saying that great power, great grace came as a result of prayer, steadfastness to doctrine and love one for another. As a result of great power and great grace, they spoke in such a way under the guidance of the Holy Ghost that they were effective in leading other to believe in Jesus.
Another point that I feel is so important for us to consider is that great grace was upon them all. The activity of God’s divine grace was seen not only in the preaching but in the life of all the members as well. They each possessed this great grace.
The church is made up of ordinary men and women who have been transformed by the Spirit of God and entrusted with special gifts (great grace). The Word says, “Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”