Sermon: A Gift of Grace


Nathan Adams

Minister, Cary Church of Christ, Cary, NC

Share the Son – 2011 Gospel Meeting

 

October 8, 2011

 

A Gift of Grace – Nathan Adams

 

I.             Introduction:  Ephesians 2:8-9 – People believe that they don’t have to do anything because of grace.

A.    What ‘works’ is referred to in verse 9?

B.    Verse 8: We are saved through faith – Romans 10:17, Titus 2: 11-12

C.    We have no part in the works because grace is the gift of God.

 

II.           What is grace?

A.    Genesis 6:8 – Noah found grace in God’s eyes. Romans 3:23

B.    John 3:16 – God gives the gift of grace

C.    1 John 4:10 – love

D.   Jesus Christ – Romans 5:8, John 1:16-17

 

III.          Examples of grace – Jeremiah 10:23

A.    Peter – Matthew 26:71-75, John 21:15-19

B.    Paul – Acts 9:1-22

C.    Us – Ephesians 2:10, 1 Timothy 1:15, Hebrews 12:2

 

IV.          Grace is a gift:

A.    Grace is a gift of what we need – Daniel 3:16-18

B.    Grace is a gift of greatest value – Mark 8:36, Hebrews 10:29

C.    Grace is a gift that keeps on giving – Romans 3;23-25, Isaiah 59:2, 1 John 2:2

D.   Grace is a good gift that is freely given – Psalm 119:172, 75, 137, 160, James 2:17, 1 John 1:9, Luke 11:11, 2 Corinthians 10:17, 2 Corinthians 9:15

 

V.            Invitation: Matthew 11:28