If God’s forgiveness is a free gift, should Christians lives be changed? Outline Two reasons for good works The grace of God (vv11-12, 14) The return of Jesus (v13) Teaching one another (vv1-10)
What do you think ‘faith’ is? In this sermon, we continue our Back to Basics series by considering what it means to trust in God for life now and forever. Outline Without grace we are… (vv 1-3) Saved by grace (v 8) Saved through faith (v 8) Not by works, no boasting (v 9) Are you trusting God?
Hannah’s Problem (1:1-8) Hannah’s Promise (1:9-18) God’s Provision (1:19-28) Hannah’s Praise (2:1-11) 1 Samuel and Us What does this show us about God? What does this show us about how God works in Jesus? Philippians 2:6-11 What does this show us about people? 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Law Grace Law, Grace, and Covenant Saving Faith
A trustworthy saying (vv12-16) about a glorious God (v17) Do you know God’s grace?
Judging Jesus (2:23-3:2) Religion can’t give new life (3:3-15, 31-34) Only Jesus can give new life (3:16-21, 36) Do you have new life?
Died to the law, alive to God (vv1-6) Though the law isn’t the problem, sin is (vv7-25) The law and you
The story so far … (Romans 1-5) How grace changes lives: it gives new life (6:2-11) it gives a new king (6:12-14) it gives a new master (6:15-23) Has God’s grace changed you?
Another time around (6:1-10) Gideon an unsure leader (6:11-16, 36-40; 7:9-15a) a spiteful leader (8:4-21) a faithless leader (8:21-32) God is a mighty warrior (7:1-8, 17-23) gracious and patient beyond measure! God’s gracious patience means salvation 2 Peter 3:3-9
The story so far (2:1-2a) God continues to be faithful (1:1-18) … but God’s people fail (1:19-34) What went wrong? Israel didn’t pass the baton (2:6-10) The downward spiral (2:11-19) Judges and us What does it show about people? What does it show about God? What does it show about how God works in Jesus?