Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

 

Grace: As Defined By God

I. Introduction:

A. Grace is a vast subject.  We can know this subject through the Scriptures (Acts 14:3).

1. Some have defined grace as Ňan unmerited giftÓ, but we shall find grace is much deeper than a simple definition as this (I Peter 4:10).

2. People talk about GodŐs grace as though that means He gives us everything we want, which is false (II Corinthians 12:1-10)

3. Even some elements of GodŐs grace were temporary (i.e. miraculous spiritual gifts – Romans 12:6; cf. I Corinthians 13:8-13).

B. Just think of a few things written about grace before we even dig into this lesson further.  This proves the depth of the subject of ŇgraceÓ.

1. You can frustrate the grace of God (Galatians 2:21).

2. Grace belongs to those who love the Lord in sincerity (Ephesians 6:24; cf. John 14:15).

3. Grace is in our hearts (Colossians 3:16).

4. Our hope and comfort is through grace (II Thessalonians 2:16).

5. Grace teaches us (Titus 2:11-14).

6. We stand in grace (I Peter 5:12).

7. Grace motivates us to be bold (Romans 15:14-16).

8. You can receive the grace of God in vain (II Corinthians 6:1).

9. Think about being strong in grace (II Timothy 2:1-4).

10. Think about the Ňthrone of graceÓ (Hebrews 4:14-16).

 

II. Body: LetŐs see the grace of God (cf. Acts 11:19-23).

A. Understanding grace from the life of Noah (Genesis 6:5-9).

1. Grace did not allow Noah to do as he pleased (Genesis 6:22 and Genesis 7:5).

2. Grace did not allow Noah to be saved without effort on his part (Hebrews 11:7).

3. While obedience is necessary to have the grace of God (Romans 1:3-5), letŐs not forget that if we do not humble ourselves grace will not be within our grasp (Titus 3:3-8 and James 4:6).

4. Even our works are a result of GodŐs grace (I Corinthians 15:10).

B. Grace and knowledge are tied together (II Peter 1:2 and II Peter 3:18).

1. How can you have access through faith without knowledge (Romans 5:1-2, and Romans 10:17).

2. The Gospel has to be preached and obeyed for grace to come into effect (Colossians 1:5-13).

C. Without Jesus we would not know the grace of God (John 1:14 and John 1:17).

1. We need GodŐs grace through Christ to be saved (Romans 3:23-24, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:5-10, and II Timothy 1:9).

2. We should not forget the price of GodŐs grace through Christ (II Corinthians 8:9 and Hebrews 2:8-9).

D. We must continue in grace (Acts 13:43).

1. You can fall from grace (Galatians 5:4 and Hebrews 12:15).

2. Obedience and grace cannot be separated (Hebrews 12:28).

 

III. Conclusion: Consider the final verse of the Bible (Revelation 22:21).

 

 

 

 

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