Grace and Peace is the title of my first sermon in Galatians this coming Sunday. I love what John Stott says about these two words:
"Although 'grace' and 'peace' are common monosyllables, they are pregnant with theological substance. In fact, they summarize Paul's gospel of salvation. The nature of salvation is peace, or reconciliation - peace with God, peace with men, peace within. The source of salvation is grace, God's free favor, irrespective of any human merit or works, His loving-kindness to the undeserving. And this grace and peace flow from the Father and Son together."