The Necessity of Grace

SERMON TITLE: The Necessity of Grace



BIBLICAL REFLECTION
Ephesians 2:8-10

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • How do you explain what God’s grace is?
  • How have you experienced God’s grace recently?
  • What “vile” ways can the church share God’s grace today?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help Kelsey be a loving church?
  • What caught your attention the most?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for people struggling to find their purpose. Ask God to give them wisdom, discernment and assurance. Pray for revival.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.–Ephesians 2:10

A Crisis of Faith

The church seemed pretty interested in John Wesley’s relationship with Sophia Hopkey–they’d never paid so much attention to me.

And I loved sharing an “Aldersgate” experience of mine.


BIBLICAL REFLECTION
Romans 4:3-5, 5:1-2

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What have your failures taught you about trust in God?
  • What faith issues do you struggle with most?
  • Reflect on how your “strangely warmed” moments have shaped your faith in Jesus.

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help Kelsey be a loving church?
  • What caught your attention the most?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for people who feel hopeless. Ask God to lead them to peace and joy. Pray for revival.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…–Romans 5:1

Stay blessed…john

Longing for holiness

SERMON TITLE: Longing for Holiness

BIBLICAL REFLECTION
1 Peter 1:1-2, 13-16
Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • What does it mean to be holy?
  • Who do you know that you consider to be holy? What about them makes you think that way?
  • How much of a longing do you have to be holy?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help Kelsey be a loving church?
  • What caught your attention the most?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?
  • How did the Holy Spirit challenge you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for the faith of our young people. Ask God to empower them to be bold witnesses of grace and mercy. Pray for revival!


SCRIPTURE TO HEART
Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct.–1 Peter 1:15