Grace

Relating Under Pressure | 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 |
As ‘children of the light’ (1 Thess 5:5) believers are being shaped by God’s Spirit to live in his new family—a family of joy, growth, patience, holiness, and grace. Outline Relating within church (vv12-15) Relating with God (vv16-22) Relating in Holiness (vv23-28)

But God… | Ephesians 2:1-10 |
In the back of our minds we have the gnawing thought things are quite what they should be. In Ephesians 2 we hear God’s diagnosis, but the even better good news of grace (undeserved gift) in Jesus. Outline Diagnosis: Walking Dead (vv1-3) But God… (v4) made alive (v5) raised (vv6-7) It’s all a gift! (vv8-10)

Fruitful Faith | 2 Peter 1:1-15 |
Are you coasting in the Christian life? In this message from 2 Peter, we hear the Apostle urge believers to make every effort to have fruitful faith. Outline Peter’s Last Words (vv1-2, 12-15) Making Every Effort (vv3-11)

What is a Christian? | Galatians 4 |
In grace, God invites us into his family to receive the blessing of being in his family. It’s not due to anything we do (this leads to slavery) but in receiving God’s gift. Outline Christians are redeemed slaves Christians are adopted children Christians are heirs of God

The Mercy of God | Psalm 103:1-18 |
What is the difference between grace and mercy? What is God the father of? Where was it said that God used to dwell? How great is God’s mercy?

From the Depths | Jonah 1:17-2:10 |
As we hear Jonah’s prayer from the belly of a big fish, Jonah is a mirror for us and shows that God’s grace precedes and exceeds our repentance. Outline God’s Deep Salvation (1:17) Jonah’s Shallow Prayer (2:1-9) God’s Response (2:10) Salvation Comes From the LORD The Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:39-40)

Growing to Maturity | Ephesians 4:7-16 |
What does a strong, healthy, mature Christian life and church look like? This sermon was recorded during Gympie Presbyterian Church’s first in-person gathering after 17 weeks of ‘gathering’ online. Outline Christ’s generous victory (v7-10) Christ’s gifts (v11) To grow to maturity (vv12-16) (In the introduction to this message, this podcast episode from Reach Australia was referenced.)

Raised With Christ | Ephesians 2:1-10 |
Who are you? What’s your story? In Ephesians 2, we hear the good news of God’s gift of salvation—that those who receive Christ receive his story of death to life. How will you respond to God’s gift? Outline Previously: Dead and Mislead (vv1-3) But God (v4) made alive together (v5) raised and seated together in the heavenly realms (vv6-7) because of his grace (vv8-9) Which changes us (v10)

Living God’s Way | Titus 2:11-13 |
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)

Trusting God | Ephesians 2:8-9 |
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?