1. Exposition

What gifts come to the church from the triune God?

Revelation 1:4 (ESV)

4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia:Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,

The greetings says that the triune God gives grace…and peace. Grace is God’s favour, his divine smile (see Numbers 6:25) directed to his servants due to the forgiveness of sins graciously granted to undeserving sinners on account of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. The term peace denotes that the bond between God and sinners is full of harmony.