RESPONSIVE TO GRACE
We experience both the astounding, undeserved love God has for us and His ongoing power to transform us. His transforming love and power are inseparable from one another. (John 3:16-17; Eph. 1:4-5; Rom. 5:6-11; Heb. 1:1-3)
God scandalously loves His “lost” creation and extends grace, empowering believers to love Him and others at a higher standard than the law. (Rom. 5:7-8; 2 Cor. 5:14-18; Rom. 6:11-14; Matt. 5.21-28)
Deeply experiencing grace is key to overcoming sin and failure. The Father’s love keeps us from focusing on sin or hiding in shame if we fail. Grace teaches us righteousness. (Eph. 3:14-21; 2 Cor. 3:17-18; John 17:21-23)
Experiencing God’s generosity in grace breaks the mentality that “There won’t be enough” and moves us to be generous with all our resources just like our Father. (Rom. 8:31-32; Matt. 7:11; Jer. 29:11; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; Acts 2:44-45)
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