Grace-Filled Communities

Grace-Filled Communities
October 20, 2019 AM
Ruth 1:11-18, I Samuel 3:1-10, 2 Samuel 9:1-7

Grace Defined God’s Grace: Undeserved “Right Standing” with God

Cheap Grace: Bonhoeffer – Expecting/demanding forgiveness without confession, repentance, acknowledgement of sin. “I can do whatever I want and then God and others must forgive me.”

Richard Mouw – Grace is best understood as a “Salvation” concept first, and a “human relations” concept second. Reality of God’s G

race to ____ should cause us to __________ grace to others. Two areas to extend Grace: I. ____________________ II. ____________ Communication Ephesians 4:15 “Speak the ________ in _______.” Ephesians 4:26 “Do not let the _____ go down on your _________.” Matthew 18:15-17 Process for ___________________. Kindness Ruth and Naomi – Ruth 1:11-18 Kindness shown by a ___________ person to some one who was ________. Eli and Samuel – 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Kindness shown by an ________ person to a ___________ person. David and Mephibosheth – 2 Samuel 9 Kindness shown to _______ ______ _________ ________. Kindness shown by some one in _________. Kindness shown to ______ ________ ____ _________. Ultimate example of kindness: _________ Plato or Philo of Alexandria: Always be kind . . . Every one you meet is fighting a great battle.