GRACE - Oct 20 & 21

DARING GRACE

“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus…” 1 Corinthians 1:4 NKJV

CAN WE THANK GOD FOR HIS

SIMPLE GRACE ·       THE GRACE THAT SAVES US

CONSTANT GRACE ·       THE GRACE THAT SUSTAINS US

COMFORTING GRACE ·       THE GRACE THAT HEALS US

FEARLESS GRACE ·       THE GRACE THAT GIVES US BOLDNESS

SELFLESS GRACE ·       THE GRACE THAT THINKS OF OTHERS

DARING GRACE . ·       THE GRACE THAT MOTIVATES US TO STEP OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE TO SHARE GOD’S GRACE WITH OTHERS  

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus…” Ephesians 2:6-7 NIV

“And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33 NKJV

 THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

1)     STOP BEING AFRAID TO EMBARRASS YOURSELF

“For Christ's sake we are fools…” 1 Corinthians 4:10a GNT

2)     GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO START BEFORE YOU THINK YOUR READY

3)     HANG OUT WITH OTHER DARING PEOPLE  

HOW CAN I GROW IN DARING GRACE? 

1)     ASK GOD TO DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HIS LOVE.

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord…” 2 Peter 1:2 NKJV

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge...” Ephesians 3:16-19a NIV

2)     STEP OUT IN FAITH AND LIVE ON MISSION.

“In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.” John 17:18 MSG 

“I don’t care about my own life. The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.” Acts 20:24 NCV 

“But before people can ask the Lord for help, they must believe in him; and before they can believe in him, they must hear about him; and for them to hear about the Lord, someone must tell them; and before someone can go and tell them, that person must be sent. It is written, “How beautiful is the person who comes to bring good news.” Romans 10:14-15 NCV

“So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT 

3)     STEP OUT IN FAITH AND LIVE ADVENTUROUSLY.

“He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 NLT

“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b NKJV