Exceeding Grace.

How much is enough?  When we speak of God’s grace we are speaking of something that cannot be quantified.  It is limitless and unsearchable.

Exceeding Grace

…the exceeding grace of God in you. (2 Cor. 9:14)

What does “exceeding” mean?

“Exceeding” – to throw beyond the usual mark, to surpass, to transcend, to exceed, to excel.

We didn’t receive just enough grace to get by.  The grace of God within us goes far beyond any need that may arise in our lives.  Consider this:

And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. (1 Tim. 1:14)

Grace doesn’t come by itself.  It brings faith and love with it!  And it is exceeding abundant with faith and love.  That is why Jesus spoke of the incredible potential and power of faith, and Paul spoke of God’s love being shed abroad in our hearts.  We are overflowing with unending grace, faith and love.  

It is the exceeding grace of God in us that moves us from the world of darkness, corruption, fear, failure and sickness into the world of peace, joy and abundant life.  And God isn’t done yet!

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. (Eph. 2:7)

There are more riches of His grace to experience in the ages to come.  Take some time to think about His exceeding grace in you.  It is His pleasure to give you the kingdom.  The only thing stopping the power of grace in our lives is our small, natural thinking and believing.  

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us (Eph. 3:20)

Barry, a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, has been serving the Lord since 1972. He and his wife, Betty Kay, have served on the mission field in Mexico, Guatemala, and in Chile, where they spent almost 12 years before returning to Texas in 2001.

While attending a large Spanish-speaking congregation in Carrollton, Texas, Barry was the director and principal teacher at a Spanish language Bible institute, Instituto Avance, where he served for five years. The Bennetts also spent two and a half years ministering to Cambodian refugees in Dallas, and they have ministered in home groups, churches, and on short-term mission teams.

Barry came to Andrew Wommack Ministries in 2007 and worked in the Phone Center as a prayer minister before accepting a position answering the scriptural and doctrinal questions that would come to AWMI via mail and email. He later went on to be the Dean of Students, and is now the Dean of Instructors. Barry is also an instructor at Charis Bible College in Colorado and teaches at both domestic and international CBC satellite campuses.