Full of Grace and Power
GRACE & POWER
Acts 6:8 // What is Grace? Receiving what we do not deserve. What is Power? That which brings change.
Acts 7:1-2 // When challenged, Stephen told the story.
Acts 7:57 & 8:1 // Some people “cover their ears” and harden their hearts. But this doesn’t mean it’s the end. Saul was there giving approval. Saul = the Apostle Paul would later tell the story of Grace!
2 Corinthians 5:14 // Jesus is the only person who offers us complete acceptance with no strings attached.
John Lennox: “So we live for Him, not in order to gain His acceptance, but—ladies and gentlemen—because we already have it!”
2 Corinthians 5:15 // Imagine 100 people living for Jesus!
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 // Notice how the changing of who you are impacts how we view who they are.
GRACE PRODUCES POWER
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 // The Glorious Exchange: Jesus takes our brokenness and gives us His perfection. We are set free to give others what we have been given!