A Season of Grace

Ephesians 2:4-9

Misconceptions about Grace

Grace is not enough
Grace can be earned
Grace allows us to sin

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 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 2:4-9

Grace is the desire of God

Love is the starting point of grace
Mercy is the power of grace
Life is the purpose of grace

Grace leads to deliverance from God

Deliverance flows through redemption
Deliverance means that we are raised
Deliverance gives us the riches of God

Grace is the demonstration of God

Grace is the focus of God
Grace is accessed through faith
Grace is unmerited favor

What do we do about this grace?

Grace must be accepted
A – Admit that you have sinned
B – Believe that Jesus died for you
C – Commit to follow Him

Grace is at the center of everything
Grace needs to be shared