Sermon Notes November 12, 2023

Hang-Ups With Grace???       

 “It’s Crazy”

  1. Grace: The idea of ____________ what you don’t deserve, and not ________________ what you do.
  2. One of the biggest lies that we can tell ourselves is that we have to get our ________________________ before we come to Jesus as Leader and Forgiver.
  3. Second lie: Once you come to God the relationship is only continued if you keep your _________________________.

See Romans 7 and 8

John 8:7, “…He straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’”

  1. If you want to receive grace from God but refuse to give it to someone else, you ________________________ in your life.

See Matthew 18:22-35

John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Romans 6:1-2, What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?”

  1. This isn’t about a mandate to live a ____________________, but a mandate to not lead a sin-dominated life.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship.

“Cheap grace is Christianity without discipleship and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.”