For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all,[a] training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior,[b] Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds. – Titus 2:11-14
Grace, charis, is a basic Christian concept and is of central importance to Christianity. Grace is what the New Testament is all about, describing and revealing our God as the God of all grace, and the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of grace and in Jesus all of our hopes that are set on eternity rest on Him.
So our message is one of hope. The gospel is good news for every person – whoever we are, and whatever condition we are in.
At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders. – Acts 14:1-3