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    Grace is the help or strength given through the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the grace of God, everyone who has lived will be resurrected—our spirits will be reunited with our bodies, never again to be separated. Through His grace, the Lord also enables those who live His gospel to repent and be forgiven.

    Grace is a gift from Heavenly Father given through His Son, Jesus Christ. The word grace, as used in the scriptures, refers primarily to enabling power and spiritual healing offered through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ.

    Everyone on earth experiences physical death. Through the grace of Jesus Christ, all will be resurrected and will live forever (see 1 Corinthians 15:20–22; 2 Nephi 9:6–13).

    Because of personal choices, everyone also experiences the effects of sin (see 1 John 1:8–10; Mosiah 16:4). These effects are called spiritual death. No one can return to the presence of God without divine grace. Through the Atonement, we all can be forgiven of our sins; we can become clean before God. To receive this enabling power, we must obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes having faith in Him, repenting of our sins, being baptized, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ for the rest of our lives (see Ephesians 2:8–9; James 2:17–22; 2 Nephi 25:23; 31:20).

    The grace of God helps us every day. It strengthens us to do good works we could not do on our own. The Lord promised that if we humble ourselves before Him and have faith in Him, His grace will help us overcome all our personal weaknesses (see Ether 12:27).

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    “Grace,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

    “Grace,” True to the Faith

    Church Magazines

    “Grace and the Atonement of Jesus Christ,” New Era, March 2014

    “His Grace Is Sufficient,” Ensign, September 2013

    “Grace for Mother Duck and Me,” Ensign, August 2013

    “The Enabling Power of the Atonement,” Ensign, March 2013

    “My Maturing Views of Grace,” Ensign, August 2005

    “Tough Topics: Are You Saved by Grace or Works?” New Era, March 2005

    “Believing Christ,” Ensign, April 1992

    “What is the role of grace in LDS theology?” Ensign, July 1989

    Study Manuals

    In the News

    “Women’s General Auxiliary Leaders Speak about Grace,” Church News

    “Annual BYU Women’s Conference Draws Over 11,000 Women,” Church News

    “Grace,” LDS Newsroom

    “Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 15 May 2013,” LDS Newsroom

    “Major Study of Religion Has Much to Say About Mormons,” LDS Newsroom

    “Mormons Join Christians Around the World to Celebrate the Bible,” LDS Newsroom

    “What Mormons Believe About Jesus Christ,” LDS Newsroom

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    “Amazing Grace,” Mormon Channel Daily, episode 274

    “Interview with His Grace Producer: Devan Butler,” Mormon Channel Daily, episode 648

    “Grace,” Music with a Message, episode 8