Grace to You

Did you know Paul begins and ends each letter with grace? Great for your personal edification or a series in a Bible study or sermons.

If you would like to see other translations or the verses in context, you may go to Biblegateway.com and type in the references.

Is this prooftexting? No, for I’m not “proving” anything. Plus, here is Paul prooftexting, as he strings one verse after another: Rom. 3:10-18.

It is designed mainly for your edification and Bible study.

Romans

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom. 1:7)

20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. (Rom. 16:20)

1 Corinthians

3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 1:3)

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.  (1 Cor. 16:23)

2 Corinthians

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 1:2)

14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor. 13:14)

Galatians

3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Gal. 1:3-5)

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. (Gal. 6:18)

Ephesians

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 1:2)

23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. (Eph. 6:23-24)

Philippians

To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Php. 1:1-2)

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (Php. 4:23)

Colossians

2 To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. (Col. 1:2)

18 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. (Col. 4:18)

1 Thessalonians

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. (1 Thess. 1:1)

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (1 Thess. 5:28)

2 Thessalonians

2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thess. 1:2)

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. (2 Thess. 3:18)

1 Timothy

To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Grace be with you. (1 Tim. 6:21)

2 Timothy

2 To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (2 Tim. 1:2)

22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you. (2 Tim. 4:22)

Titus

4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. (Ti. 1:4)

15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. (Ti. 3:15)

Philemon

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phm.3)

25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. (Phm. 25)

Conclusion

Paul also begins each epistle with peace. It looks like he saw this as essential as well.

ARTICLES IN SERIES

God’s Love and Grace in the Torah

God’s Love and Grace in the History Books

God’s Love and Grace in Job, Psalms and Proverbs

God’s Love and Grace in the Prophets

God’s Love and Grace in the Gospels and Acts

God’s Love and Grace in Paul’s Epistles

God’s Love and Grace in Hebrews, General Letters and Revelation

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