Paragraph 2001

2001. The preparation of man for the reception of grace is already a work of grace. This latter is needed to arouse and sustain our collaboration in justification through faith, and in sanctification through charity. God brings to completion in us what he has begun, “since he who completes his work by cooperating with our will began by working so that we might will it:”50

Indeed we also work, but we are only collaborating with God who works, for his mercy has gone before us. It has gone before us so that we may be healed, and follows us so that once healed, we may be given life; it goes before us so that we may be called, and follows us so that we may be glorified; it goes before us so that we may live devoutly, and follows us so that we may always live with God: for without him we can do nothing.51


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

583. How is it possible to address God as “Father”?

82. Why is Jesus called “Christ”?

566. What places are conducive to prayer?

59. What did God create?

417. Is such a law perceived by everyone?

2. Why does man have a desire for God?

42. In what way does God reveal that he is love?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What can we learn about the desire to always be with a loved one from Songs 3:1-5 and 6:1-3?

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the sanctification of the Christian?

How did King Asa restore true worship and win the war against Ethiopia in 1 Kings 15:9-24?

What is the importance of holiness in our Christian life according to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20?

What does the Bible teach about the importance of humility and modesty?

What is the role of spiritual gifts in building up the church, according to Ephesians 4:7-16?

What is the importance of being faithful to sound doctrine?