Sunday Recap for 9/10 Big Picture Question: How do we make God’s grace evident to the world?

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Sunday, September 10, 2017, Evident Grace Fellowship looked at Titus 2:11-14,

“For the grace of God has been made evident, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”

And we pursued this Big Picture Question:

Big Picture Question:  How do we make God’s grace evident to the world?

And found these answers:

  • Worship
  • Community
  • Service

Worship

Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has been made evident, bringing salvation for all people,”

Though God has always been gracious, his grace was made most clear and most evident at the death and resurrection of the church.  And that grace has appeared to all types of people – none are excluded merely by a category.  At Evident Grace, we seek to make the grace of Jesus evident in our worship services.  We desire Christians to enjoy their salvation and non-Christians to cry out for salvation.

Community

Titus 2:12-13 “training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,”

The grace of God trains us to renounce this work and wait for the appearance of Jesus. This best happens in the community of the church that Jesus created.  At Evident Grace, we want to grow in the training of renouncing this world and waiting for Jesus in 4 ways:  church membership, (eg)Groups, discipleship, and giving.

Service

Titus 2:14 “who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”

As Jesus gave Himself up for us, He redeems us to be zealous for a life of service and good works.  At EG, we seek to serve in 4 ways:  within the church, in our community in acts of mercy, partnering with other churches, and in world missions

Truth:  Evident Grace exists to make God’s grace evident to the world through worship, community, and service.

Application:  Live knowing that you are a part of a church that desires to continually proclaim God’s grace to a broken and sinful world.

Action:  You were created for worship, born into the community of the church, and called to serve.

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