This is the most amazing event in all of history: the eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent, infinitely holy Son of God took on a human nature and lived among humanity as one who was both God and man at the same time, in one person…
John’s Christmas story reveals four grace gifts…
1. The Presence of God
2. The Glory of God
3. The Grace of God
4. The Knowledge of God
Grace. What an amazing gift! This week, we look at Romans 14 to discover how to live lives filled with grace and how to show grace to others. There are four practical guidelines to follow if you are serious about releasing others in grace.
1. Accept other believers, warts and all.
2. Refuse to dictate to others—allow the Lord to direct their lives.
3. Never assume a position we’re not qualified to fill.
4. Express our liberty wisely.
The series on Grace continues by looking at Romans 6:15-23. The big idea is Grace is a privilege to be enjoyed and protected, not a license to please ourselves.
Today, and next week, we are going to be looking at Romans 6. This chapter has been described as the Christians Emancipation Proclamation. Christians are free from Satan’s intimidation and sin’s domination. Romans 6 contains two questions in verses 1 and verses 15. This week, we will look at the first question that Paul asks. This question addresses those who fail to claim their liberty and continue to live like slaves. Those who nullify grace. Next week we will look at the second question that is addressed to those who take their freedom and liberty too far. The response to both is “MAY IT NEVER BE!”
let’s consider a coffin. When you are dead, you aren’t thinking about the coffin. You aren’t thinking about if you are comfortable, what your make-up looks like, what others think of you. Because… you’re dead. However, if you were alive and put in a coffin, you are definitely not comfortable. I can’t imagine a more uncomfortable place to be. When looking at Ephesians 2:1-10, Warren Wiersbe talks about the difference between grave clothes and grace clothes. That is how we will frame our discussion today.
In the first message in the series on Grace, Pastor Chuck examines God's Grace in the Old Testament. He looks at the life of Jonah, the writings of David in Psalms, and then David's action in 2 Samuel 9 towards the last surviving member of Saul's family. Grace is "unmerited favor" and is a thread throughout all of Scripture.
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