This summer I was privileged to preach at two summer camps. One of them was what I consider to be the best camp in the universe, none other than Word of Life Florida Youth Camp. The other was hosted by a great local church whom I truly enjoyed my time with. I preached on Grace for Failures both weeks; studying the life of Simon Peter. Our main tagline was “Failure Isn’t Final. Mistakes Aren’t Fatal. Grace is Forever.” I urged students and youth leaders to follow Peter but only so we may see Jesus closer. One major point that came from our last message was that we must start seeing the Bible as a love letter of Grace instead of a rulebook for failures. At one point, I really went for it and attempted to demonstrate Grace in all of the Bible. Honestly, when I wrote it I thought it would flop and bore everyone to death. Wouldn’t you know it? I’m not a prophet after all. Ironically, it became memorable to many and several people requested the list. I hope it helps and serves the purpose of saints seeing God’s scandalous Grace as the scarlet thread that binds the Bible together from Genesis to Revelation. Here it is:

  • Genesis is God’s Grace in the beginning
  • Exodus is God’s Grace in bondage
  • Leviticus is God’s Grace in holiness
  • Numbers is God’s Grace in the wilderness
  • Deuteronomy is God’s Grace in the law
  • Joshua is God’s Grace after Moses
  • Judges is God’s grace after Joshua
  • Ruth is God’s Grace after lost
  • 1 and 2 Samuel is God’s grace in the kingdom
  • 1 and 2 Kings is God’s Grace in the King
  • 1 and 2 Chronicles is God’s Grace after the King
  • Ezra is God’s Grace in exile
  • Nehemiah is God’s Grace in the ruins
  • Esther is God’s Grace in God’s people
  • Job is God’s Grace in suffering
  • Psalms is God’s Grace in song
  • Proverbs is God’s Grace in wisdom
  • Ecclesiastes is Gods Grace in vanity
  • Song of Solomon is God’s Grace in intimacy
  • Isaiah is God’s in the suffering servant
  • Jeremiah is God’s grace in a new covenant
  • Lamentations is God’s grace in our tears
  • Ezekiel is God’s Grace in dry bones
  • Daniel is God’s grace in a lion’s den
  • Hosea is God’s Grace in a scandal
  • Joel is God’s Grace in the Spirit
  • Amos is God’s Grace in justice
  • Obadiah is God’s Grace in judgement
  • Jonah is God’s Grace in a storm
  • Micah is God’s grace in prophecy
  • Nahum is God’s Grace in perseverance
  • Habakuk is God’s Grace in desolation
  • Zephaniah is God’s Grace in love
  • Haggai is God’s Grace in glory
  • Zechariah is God’s Grace in our sin
  • Malachi is God’s Grace in our hearts
  • Matthew is God’s Grace for Now
  • Mark is God’s Grace for Jews
  • Luke is God’s Grace for Gentiles
  • John is God’s Grace for the world
  • Acts is God’s Grace for outcasts
  • Romans is God’s Grace for sinners
  • 1 & 2 Corinthians is God’s Grace for the Church
  • Galatians is God’s Grace for legalist
  • Ephesians is God’s Grace for praise
  • Philippians is God’s Grace for every circumstance
  • Colossians is God’s Grace for the weary
  • 1 & 2 Thessalonians is God’s Grace for the end
  • 1 and 2 Timothy is God’s Grace for leaders
  • Titus is God’s Grace for preachers
  • Philemon is God’s Grace for broken relationships
  • Hebrews is God’s Grace for doubters
  • James is God’s Grace for lazy faith
  • 1 and 2 Peter is God’s Grace for failures
  • 1,2, and 3 John is God’s Grace for haters
  • Jude is God’s Grace for truth
  • Revelation is God’s Grace for the future.

Just one additional note to the grammar police. I purposefully capitalized Grace. Why? Because I wanted to emphasize through this post and through this teaching that Grace is not a concept, it is a person namely JESUS.

Helpful Resources:

On the Grace of God by Justin Holcomb

The Gospel Transformation Bible published by Crossway

Drowning in Grace,

Cam Triggs