Grace

2 Corinthians 6:1-10 // Don’t Receive God’s Grace in Vain

“Don’t receive the grace of God in vain” – this is the big idea from our Scripture passage today. Over Easter weekend, we remembered Jesus’s death and resurrection and all the grace extended to us from God. Don’t receive all this in a way that makes no difference to your life. Working together with [God], …

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2 Corinthians 1:1-2 // Introduction to 2 Corinthians

Today we’re starting a new study series in the book of 2 Corinthians! For now, we’ll just be looking at the first two verses as a brief introduction with three key observations: Who wrote 2 Corinthians? Who is it to? What’s inside it? Don’t think that this is simply a formality. The introduction to these …

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Revelation 1:5a // How to Receive Grace & Peace from Jesus

What we have today in God’s Word is an invitation to receive grace and peace through Jesus Christ. We learned about three sources of these gifts from God last week (see “The Source of Grace and Peace“) and now we’ll zoom in on the third source: Jesus Christ. Through Christ, God wants to give us …

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Revelation 1:4-5 // The Source of Grace & Peace

Last week, we were introduced to the book of Revelation as a revelation and a prophecy. Revelation, though, is a bit of a conglomeration between a couple different genres. Today, we’ll look at this book as a letter from the apostle John. So let’s dive right into it: Revelation 1:4-5. Revelation as a Letter John …

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2 Corinthians 4:15 // A Uniquely Christian Approach to Thanksgiving

Moving deeper into the Thanksgiving season, our passage today will push us a step further than we usually go as we think about giving thanks. It’ll give us a uniquely Christian approach to thanksgiving and point us to the highest expression of gratitude. If you think about thanksgiving in terms of levels, there are probably …

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Diversions

You may have heard the quote from Robert Murray M’Cheyne, “I have discovered that the seed to every known sin dwells within my heart.” Have you ever considered that in your own life? And if you recognize that to be true, as I believe it is of every human being, have you considered the great …

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