God’s grace is his love shown to us by forgiving our sins and giving us eternal life. These are the opposite of what we all deserve as sinners. The means are what God uses to bring the message and power of his gospel to people. They create and sustain saving faith in Jesus as our Redeemer.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” (2 Timothy 3:16)
It is God’s Gospel message which is the power that saves (Romans 1:16). And that message comes first and always with God’s words (printed or spoken). The open BIBLE presents this. The lighted candle and the words on the page reflect Psalm 119:105 words,
“Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light for my path.” We sinners need Christ as our light because we are by nature in the darkness of unbelief. The symbols on the candle depict Christ who is “the alpha (A) and the omega (W), the beginning and the end” in Revelation 1:8 who was crucified so our sins are forgiven (U). In our life and in our worship, proclaiming God’s Word is our focus.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19)