Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 29, 2011 at DCC

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

What is Grace?
Is grace God saying that He is going to help us to be holy so that He doesn’t have to punish us?
Is grace God empowering us to live holy lives that enable Him to save us?
Is grace God lowering His standards so that we can sin without worrying about judgment?
Is grace “the power God gives you to do what pleases Him, the provision He supplies you to carry out His will”?
Is grace unmerited favor, a gift rather than a wage?

Where does grace come from?
Who is the originator of salvation by grace through faith and what does the recipient of grace bring to the equation?
What motivates legalistic leaders to add requirements to the gospel’s justification by grace through faith alone?

What does grace do?
Grace Transforms!

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