Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Grace in Acts

The Greek word charis is used 155 times in the New Testament, mostly in Paul's letters (100 X) , and is usually translated "grace".

The NIV Theological Dictionary of New Testament Words makes the following comment about grace in Acts:

In Acts charis describes the power that flows from God and the exalted Christ and accompanies the activity of the apostles, giving success to their mission (6:8; 11:23; 14:26; 15:40; 18:27).

To Luke, the writer of Acts, grace was an active force which enabled the preaching of the Gospel.

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