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Ephesians 2:8-10

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  1. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, least anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ” Ephesians 2:8-10

  2. “The Dangers of Grace”

  3. “…obsessed with safety, but we are reckless…”

  4. Every 8.5 seconds?

  5. “Sometimes the safest way to live is to be a little afraid” Jonan Lehrer, WSJ

  6. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” Proverbs 9:10

  7. “The fearof the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” Proverbs 9:10 Fear: awe, respect, honor, submission

  8. “Sometimes the safest way to live is to be a little afraidbecause the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”

  9. “If we are reckless with life saving resources, are we equally reckless with grace?”

  10. Evangelism Proverbs

  11. The Dangers of Grace Evangelism Proverbs

  12. Passing what you have … but do you have a dangerous grace?

  13. Passing what you have … but do you have a dangerous grace?

  14. “The Dangers of Grace?”

  15. Too Fast

  16. Cultural Pressure

  17. Easy Believe-ism

  18. Too Fast

  19. Cultural Pressure

  20. Easy Believe-ism “If belief were all that was needed, why not become a Christian?” Dietrich Bonheoffer

  21. Easy Believe-ism accommodates asinful lifestyle.

  22. Too Fast Easy Believe-ism Cultural Pressure

  23. Hypocrite

  24. Address 4 questions:

  25. Address 4 questions:What is Grace?When did it start?How much the cost?Where do we begin?

  26. What is Grace? “You have heard, but I say….” (Jesus)

  27. What is Grace? Not mercy – Mercy is God’s view of man and God sees him as miserable and pitiful in his fallen state.

  28. What is Grace? Not a license to sin. “…shall we sin more so that we receive more grace – by no means! (Romans 6:1)

  29. What is Grace? Not sincere feelings.

  30. What is Grace? Not narcissistic humility.

  31. What is Grace? Not an “experience”...

  32. What is Grace? “We are sinners saved by grace.” TRUE: but ½ the quotient!

  33. What is Grace? “We are sinners saved by grace.” TRUE:but ½ the quotient!

  34. What is Grace? Grace is the unmerited favor of God to us Ephesians 2:8-10

  35. What is Grace? Grace is the unmerited favor of God to us Ephesians 2:8-10

  36. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, least anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesusfor good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ” Ephesians 2:8-10

  37. 1. God loves us freely without merit and bestows his blessings upon us through Christ Jesus; life, death, resurrection.2. Grace also means “power”. Grace does its work in our hearts to conform us to the likeness of His Son! Ephesians 2:8-10

  38. 1. God loves us freely without merit and bestows his blessings upon us through Christ Jesus; life, death, resurrection.2. Grace also means “power”. Grace does its work in our hearts to conform us to the likeness of His Son! Ephesians 2:8-10

  39. “Our actions/attitude should be the reflection of grace in us, we consent to live the life of faith – a life in which, every moment, everything is expected from God. It is only then that we shall experience that sin shall not, never, not for a moment, have dominion over us.” Andrew Murray

  40. “Favor & Power”

  41. Address 4 questions:What is Grace?When did it start?How much the cost?Where do we begin?

  42. There are not 2 Gods • OT cranky God • Milquetoast NT God When did it start?

  43. God never changes • OT covers 1000’s of yrs. • NT ~ 60 yrs. When did it start?

  44. When did it start? • Grace started: “In the beginning…”

  45. “And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins and clothed them” Gen 3:21 When did it start?

  46. “ He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.” Gen 3:24 When did it start?