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: A New Song
Texts: Psalm 149; Revelation 7:9-17
Focus Statement: Worship begins with the joy of our salvation.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in hope of Christ’s promised final victory.
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: To Live Is Christ
Text: Philippians 1:14-16, 19-30
Focus: Christ is with us in life and death.
Function: That Christ would be glorified by their life and death.
Sermon: One Way
Text: John 14:1-14
Focus: Jesus is the only way of salvation.
Function: That they would believe in Jesus and the Father—and encourage others to do the same.
Text: Psalm 95
Focus: God made us and saves us.
Function: That they would worship God in Spirit and truth
Sermon: Sacred Surgery
Text: Luke 2:21
Focus: God marks us as his own when he places his name on us in Baptism.
Function: That they would receive God’s favor and blessing by faith and trust in his name.
Sermon: Not a Fairytale
Text: Luke 2:1-20
Focus: Jesus was born to save us from our sins.
Function: That they would believe the Christmas story and be saved.
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