This morning we came to the end of our Community of Grace series. In our closing sermon we found that a community of grace is always amazed by grace. We studied 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 where Paul reminds this church that God chooses unlikely people and He does this so that His grace is magnified and He receives all the glory. Paul does this by exhorting them to consider their lives prior to their conversion in order to rescue them from the pride that they had drifted into and to relocate them in a place of humility and amazement at the grace of God. We also looked at some of the consequences when grace is no longer amazing. You can download or listen to the sermon here. We hope that these questions will serve you as you apply this to your life. We also trust that God will continue to help us to be amazed by grace in the weeks, months, and years to come!
1) Why does Paul draw the Corinthians attention back to their life before Christ and who they were?
2) Why does God choose unlikely people for His kingdom? How would you describe your “unlikeliness” prior to your salvation? How does thinking about who you were before you were saved help you to stay amazed by grace?
3) We discussed 5 things that can happen when grace is no longer amazing. Which of these did you resonate with? How does staying amazed by grace prevent these temptations?
4) How will you seek to stay amazed by grace every day? How can we help one another to do the same?
Thanks for being a community of grace – ever seeking to keep the gospel at the center of all that we are and all that we do. We are grateful for you!