In the midst of Paul's teaching and encouragement to the Corinthian believers regarding dealing with afflictions in this world, he reminds them of their precious relationship with God in Christ. This relationship is a result of God's grace. The grace of God has been defined using the word itself as an acronym: G.R.A.C.E. - God's Riches At Christ's Expense. We see this grace portrayed in the "great exhange" spoken of at the end of chapter 5, "For He (God) made Him (Christ) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." It is God's grace that brings us to salvation. It is also the grace of God that continues to draw us toward being conformed to the image of Christ - this is called sanctification. This message was presented on February 16, 2020 by David Hayes.