1. To impress upon the Christian the generous nature of God.
2. To teach the Christian that he/she is totally dependent upon God for his/her salvation.
A. Ephesians 2:1-10
1. What does it mean to be "dead in sin"?
2. What does it mean to be saved "by grace"'?
3. God's Riches At Christ's Expense
4. Why are you not able to save yourself by your good deeds?
5. If you're saved by grace, why do good works?
B. Romans 5:1-11
1. What words describe what we once were in God's eyes (v. 6, 8, 10)?
2. How does the death of Christ change all this?
3. Because of Jesus' blood we are saved from the wrath of God which we deserve. (Blood is necessary for forgiveness of sins - Hebrews 9:22, 28.)
C. I Peter 2:21-25
1. Jesus suffered our punishment for us.
2. He was perfect and God accepted his sacrifice.
3. We are given mercy through Jesus instead of what we deserve.
D. Titus 2:11-14
1. How does the grace of God teach you to say "no" to sin?
2. What does it mean to "redeem" something?
3. Are you eager to do good or do you feel like you have to be coerced?
E. I Corinthians 15:9-11 / Romans 6:1-4
1. How are you similar to Paul?
2. What do you think he means when he says "his grace to me was not without effect"'.>
3. How could you abuse the grace of God?
4. What is the proper response to grace?
1. Memory verse: Romans 5:8
2. Continue Foundations.
3. Continue OT: Hosea-Micah
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