ICE BREAKER: What are the various motivations people have for trying to live a “good” life? Which are good motivations, and which are not?
SERMON DIGESTION: Your chance to reflect personally on the sermon.
Share/write a summary of the role of grace in the life of a Christian as described in the sermon.
Read the following passages and share/write a) what they teach about living by God’s grace; b) what they infer about a life lived apart from depending on God’s grace.
READ Titus 2:11-14
What are the two appearings that Paul refers to? What historical events do these refer to?
We have already discussed the significance of grace’s appearing.
How should knowing that we live between grace and glory shape our attitudes towards:
How will it affect our attitudes when we forgot that God’s grace has already appeared, or that God’s glory will one day appear?
How often do you lift your eyes from your present problems to the glorious reality of heaven right now, and your future one day?
Who could you encourage to enjoy God’s grace and coming glory?
Close in prayer a) for goals that have been set and b) asking God to help you be motivated by past grace and future glory.