Presentation on theme: "The best place to begin.... Application: Imagine Don't follow my example Do follow Christ's example Be gracious!"— Presentation transcript:
The best place to begin...
Application: Imagine Don't follow my example Do follow Christ's example Be gracious!
The Mission of Grace What is grace? What does grace do? What does grace mean?
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may abound?
Romans 6:2-4 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Mission of Grace That's what it's all about!
John 1:14 And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1: And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Mission of Grace Grace for the lowly Grace that brings freedom Grace is self-sacrificial
I Corinthians 1:26 – 27 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
I Corinthians 1: God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness sanctification and redemption so that, as it is written, “let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord”.
Graced Individuals Graced Community Grace Overflowing?
II Corinthians 5:15...And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
II Corinthians 5:17-19 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation
II Corinthians 5:20 - 6:1 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he has made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
Mission of GraceGrace of Mission
Put down that sour milk!
Receive God's gracious gift
Imagine how we might be ministers of God's grace.