We often talk about the fact that we’re “saved by grace” as an article of faith. But what does grace really mean? And why does it make an eternal difference in our lives?
Sermon: God’s Return
Texts: Matthew 25:14-30
Focus Statement: God graciously entrusts his world to our stewardship and care.
Function Statement: That they would gladly serve the master for his glory.
Sermon: Still about Jesus
Texts: John 8:31-36; Romans 3:19-28
Focus Statement: We are justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone apart from works of the Law.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in God’s free gift of grace that sets them free from sin.
Sermon: From the Heart
Text: Matthew 18:21-35
Focus: God forgives our sin debt freely and fully without any merit or worthiness in me.
Function: That they would sincerely forgive others for their sins against them.
Sermon: Trying to Forgive
Text: Romans 12:9-20
Focus: Jesus died for us and forgave us even though we don’t deserve it.
Function: That they would love and pray for those who wrong them.
Sermon: The Word and the Wonder: God’s Word for Mary
Text: Luke 1:26-38
Focus: Nothing is impossible for God.
Function: That they would dream big and pray big because God can do all things.
Sermon: Chief of Sinners
Text: 1 Timothy 1:5-17
Focus: God does not qualify the called; he qualifies the ones he calls.
Function: That they would rejoice and give thanks for God’s gracious call on their lives.
Text: Luke 13:22-30
Focus: God desires all people to be saved, but only those who believe in Christ will be saved.
Function: That by God’s grace they would believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.
Structure: Paradox Maintained