By Grace You Have Been Saved

Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Typically when the New Testament talks about grace, it is the grace that was extended from God to man. Grace is “kindness which bestows upon one what he has not deserved” (Thayer), sometimes called “unmerited favor.” As Paul explained in our text, God’s grace saves us. The Need for Grace (v. 1-3) […]

Standing Firm in the True Grace of God

Text: 1 Peter 5:12 Peter wrote about “the true grace of God.” However, his definition was not what the world’s definition would be. In this lesson, we are going to summarize what Peter wrote in his first epistle and see how we are to understand the important topic of grace. Many Different Ideas About Grace […]

The Grace of God Has Appeared

Text: Titus 2:11-14 Paul reminded Titus of the grace of God – what it does for us and also what it requires of us. Many like to think of what we receive through God’s grace, but not what we must do. We need to accept all that the Bible teaches about it. The Grace of God Has […]

Turn and Be Gracious to Me

Text: Psalm 119:129-136 Seventeenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about the grace of God. We typically think of grace as a New Testament feature, and it is certainly emphasized as such. However, grace still existed in the Old Testament, and this passage reminds us of that fact. Let us notice how God’s […]

How to Receive God’s Grace

Text: James 4:6-10 God’s grace is offered to all (Titus 2:11), but it is not received by all. This passage tells us how to receive God’s grace, which leads to salvation (Ephesians 2:8). We Must Be Humble (v. 6) God offers grace to all, but only gives it to the humble (Matthew 5:3) – humility […]

“We Are Unworthy Slaves”

Text: Luke 17:7-10 Most of the denominational world is under the heavy influence of Calvinism (unconditional election, irresistible grace, etc.). So they object to our teaching that obedience is necessary. They argue that we believe we can “earn” our salvation. But this is not the case. The passage under consideration in our lesson is important […]

David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

Text: 2 Samuel 9 David’s kindness to Mephibosheth parallels the grace which God shows us – not on every detail, but on the major points. For David’s kindness and God’s grace, there is a plan, a need, a declaration, and a response. David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth Plan – Before even knowing of Mephibosheth, David planned […]