Grace Alliance

Welcome to Grace Alliance. Our mission is to develop Jesus centred churches and leaders.

Developing Jesus centred churches and leaders

Grace Alliance is a network that connects and develops leaders
who have the samen purpose, cause and belief: Jesus and the gospel of grace.

Our purpose is to help leaders build strong and healthy churches by growing in the message of the unmerited favour of our Lord Jesus. Whether your church is already established or you are considering leading a new church, you will find friendship and support from an international group of leaders and churches who share the same passion for the gospel of grace.

We also provide cutting edge resources that provide practical help including teaching on doctrine as well as support programmes for developing a grace leadership culture within your church.

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F.A.Q.

Most commonly asked questions about grace.

We believe that salvation is through believing in Jesus and Jesus alone. In John 14:6, the Bible tells us very clearly that Christ is the only way to God and eternal life, and in Romans 10:9–11, the Bible tells us how to be saved and have eternal life: Believe in our hearts that Jesus died for our sins and was raised from the grave, and confess with our mouths that He is our Lord and Savior.

God’s grace (undeserved, unmerited, unearned favor) empowers us to experience victory over sin, unclean habits and addictions in our lives. In other words, God’s grace gives us dominion over sin (Romans 6:14), NOT keeps us under the bondage and power of sin.
The Bible is very clear, and emphatic, about this. Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Sin loses its control (“dominion”) over you when you are under grace (“not under law but under grace”).

When reading about the Lord’s chastening in Hebrews 12, it is important to understand that the book of Hebrews was written in Greek, and “chastening” is the Greek word paideu, which means “to train children, to cause one to learn, or to be instructed or taught”. Hence, the Lord’s chastening is to be seen in the context of our heavenly Father teaching or disciplining His children.

Now, we know we have a good heavenly Father who loves us very much (John 3:16). Jesus Himself shows how good our heavenly Father is when He asked in Matthew 7:11, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” So, if earthly fathers do not teach or discipline their children with sickness, disease and poverty, then all the more, our heavenly Father will never teach us by punishing us with bad things.
So how does God chasten, or train, His children? Hebrews 12:9–10 (KJV) explains, “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.”
These two verses make a comparison between “fathers of our flesh”, or our earthly fathers, and “Father of spirits”, our heavenly Father. “Fathers of our flesh” discipline our flesh, while “Father of spirits” disciplines us in our spirits, through His word. This means that as you read the Bible, or as you listen to God’s Word being preached, you are being trained, being taught by the Lord.
The writer of Hebrews goes on to say that when God disciplines us, we know that we are sons, not illegitimate, that we are loved, and that we will live and profit (Hebrews 12:8–10). Chastening of the Lord, then, does not refer to God causing accidents or illness to happen to us, for if God disciplines you with death, sickness and disease, how will you “live” and where is the “profit”?
It is crucial for every believer, when reading the Bible, to rightly divide the Word, and to clearly separate what belongs to the old covenant of law and what belongs to the new covenant of grace. When people quote Old Testament passages without appropriating the cross of Jesus in their interpretations, they make it seem as though the cross of Jesus Christ made no difference at all, leading to much misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Bible.
What Jesus did on the cross created the new covenant, and made the first covenant—the covenant of the law—obsolete (Hebrews 8:13). In this new covenant, Jesus has already fulfilled for us the righteous requirements of the law (Romans 8:3–4), so that we are no longer under law but under grace (Romans 6:14).
In rightly dividing the Word, we also have to take note of who Jesus was addressing when He spoke. With the Pharisees, who boasted in their perfect law-keeping, Jesus spoke of the law at its most pristine standard, such that it was impossible for any man to keep. He did it so that man would come to the end of depending on himself and begin to see that he desperately needs a Savior (Galatians 3:24). But to the sinners, the prostitutes and tax collectors, He was never harsh, and was full of compassion for them.
Once you understand how powerful this principle of letting Jesus be the key to understanding and applying God’s Word to your life is, you will no longer be troubled by obscure passages in the Bible. This is because the Lord has given so many clear, explicit portions of Scripture that declare His favor and blessings over your life in the new covenant.

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We would love for you and your church to be a part of the Grace Alliance network. We know that you will be blessed and encouraged as you connect with our global community of Senior Pastors.

We also want to provide you with fantastic resources and opportunities to encourage you and your church. These include:

•  Grace Alliance Conference: Reserved Seating, Private Lounge,  Discounted Registration

 

•  Exclusive video teaching resources

 

•  Complimentary copy of the latest New Creation Worship album upon release

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