Sermon: By Grace I am What I am


Jim Hobbs

Minister, Rutherford Church of Christ, Rutherfordton, NC

Share the Son – 2011 Gospel Meeting

 

October 9, 2011

 

By Grace I am What I am – Jim Hobbs

 

I.             Introduction: 1 Corinthians 15:9-10, 15:2, 6:1, 15:4,6,8

 

II.           What is grace?  1 Corinthians 15:9-10

A.    Divine influence on the heart

B.    Gift of God

 

III.          How did Paul get to ‘I am what I am’? 1 Corinthians 15:9

A.    Short summary of Paul’s life – Galatians 1:17-18

B.    By grace – a gracious dealing from God.  Acts 7:57-8:3, 9:1

C.    By grace – free favor manifested by God.  1 Corinthians 3:6, 2 Corinthians 12:10, Acts 9:13-14, 1 Timothy 1:12-16

D.   By grace – a beneficial opportunity.  1 Corinthians 15:10, 2 Corinthians 11:23-27

 

IV.          Paul is an example to us to:

A.    Plant seeds

B.    Draw strength from Christ

C.    1 Corinthians 15:9-10

 

V.            Invitation