Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Message By: Pastor Bam Lauvao
Series: FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE: EMBRACING AN EMPOWERED LIFE
Full: Containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space
Fuel: Material such as coal, gas or oil that is burned to produce heat or power
GRACE-FUELED = A DRAMATIC SHIFT IN LIFESTYLE
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (2 Corinthians 15:10 NKJV)
1. GRACE-FUELED MEANS YOU NEVER WASTE SECOND CHANCES
2. FUELED BY GRACE IS NOT JUST A PARDON FROM SIN; IT IS AN EMPOWERMENT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, (Titus 2:11-12 NKJV)
"I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness." Emo Philips
3. GRACE-FUELED MEANS “LIFE” SHALL NOT SPEAK LOUDER THAN THE “TRUTH”
And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the LORD three times that it might depart from me. (2 Corinthians 12:7-8 NKJV)
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV)
Life Group Discussion:
Has Grace fueled a dramatic change in your life?How so?
How can you make the most of the “second chance” opportunities God has given you?
How is forgiveness different from repentance?Is it enough to get forgiveness only?
Do your experiences often speak louder than God’s truths?Why is it extremely important to know God’s truths over life’s experiences?