Stand Firm in the True Grace of God

Text: 1 Peter 5:12 Grace is a misunderstood topic among many in the religious world. Peter says his first epistle is a summary of “the true grace of God.” What is the true grace of God? We’ll notice some of the things Peter includes in this category in this lesson. We Have Been Chosen (1 […]

By the Grace of God

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:9-11 This chapter primarily deals with the resurrection. For a moment, Paul takes a break from discussing the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection to make a point about the grace of God. There are four points in these three verses that are related to grace. Humility Paul describes himself as “least of the […]

The Thorn in the Flesh

Text: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Keep from Exalting Self Pride is a persistent problem (2 Timothy 3:2) — no matter who we are, we each have things we could boast about; but we must not Paul could have boasted in the revelations (v. 7) and other things (Philippians 3:4-6) — the thorn in the flesh prevented […]

God’s Grace to Jerusalem

Text: Ezekiel 16 Man’s Helplessness without God (v. 4-5) We have no hope without God (Ephesians 2:12) Why? … Sin (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23) God Showed Kindness to Man (v. 6) This was done while man was in his helpless state (Romans 5:6-10) As we will see, grace does not guarantee salvation (Titus 2:11; Matthew […]

Grace-Unity Movement

Misunderstanding Grace Leads to Error More sin leads to more grace (Romans 6:1-2) Grace is a license to sin (Jude 4) With the grace-unity movement, grace is the basis for unity What is Grace? God’s gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8) The gospel is the message of God’s grace (Acts 20:24) Grace is not without works […]

Saved by Grace

Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 The Need for Grace (v. 1-3) The Reason for God Extending His Grace (v. 4) When His Grace Appeared (v. 5) What Grace Does (v. 5-8) Our Response to God’s Grace (v. 8-10)

How We Ought to Respond to God’s Grace

Text: Titus 2:11-14 Recognize it is a gift – Ephesians 2:8 Not as a license to sin – Romans 6:1-2; Jude 4 Not as a basis for fellowship – Titus 2:11; Ephesians 5:11 With thankfulness – 1 Timothy 1:12-16 In humble obedience – Psalm 8:3-4; Titus 2:12